Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 195

Scripture Passage: 1 Samuel 25:2-13
A Bad Leader Calls Forth Trouble with His Mouth
Nabal said to David’s messengers; “Who is David? And who is the son of Jesse? There be many servants now a days that break away every man from his master. Shall I then take my bread, and my water, and my flesh that I have killed for my shearers, and give it unto men, whom I know not whence they be?” He was calling for war, and one he was not prepared for, because when David heard these words, he said to his men, “Gird ye on every man his sword.” And they set out to destroy Nabal’s entire household.
The lesson here is this; a bad leader calls forth trouble with his mouth. And unfortunately, when the trouble arrives, it consumes those he leads as well. Such leaders do not realise that their words affect those around them. They speak carelessly and thoughtlessly and their followers suffer the effect.
Prayer: Father, help me to bridle my tongue as a leader.

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