Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 194

Scripture Passage: 1 Samuel 25:2-11
A Bad Leader Will Fail to Show Gratitude
When David was in the wilderness, he met with and showed kindness to Nabal’s shepherds and sheep by protecting them from harm. When he required food for himself and his men, he sent messengers to Nabal who had plenty of food, requesting a favour in return for the act of kindness previously shown. However, Nabal responded; “Who is David and who is the son of Jesse…Shall I then take my bread and my water…..and give it to men when I do not know where they are from?” Thus he did not show gratitude to David.
The lesson here is this; a bad leader will fail to show gratitude. This is because he is not a deep thinker. And because he fails to think on the good he has received, he does not appreciate its value and therefore is unable to be grateful. The leader who shows gratitude is the leader who thinks.
Prayer: Father, help me to be thoughtful that I may be grateful.

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