Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 196

Scripture Passage: 1 Samuel 26:1-10
Wise Leaders Stand by Their Convictions
One more time David was persuaded to kill Saul and one more time he refused. He said to Abishai, “Destroy him not; for who can stretch forth his hand against the Lord’s anointed, and be guiltless? As the Lord liveth, the Lord shall smite him; or his day shall come to die; or he shall descend into battle, and perish.” He refused to be persuaded against his better judgement.
The lesson here is this; wise leaders stand by their convictions. And especially when they are right. Once convinced that a course of action is honourable, they won’t be talked out of it. David was convinced that it was wrong to put forth his hand against Saul and his men could not convince him otherwise. Such leaders are not double minded men, tossed to and fro with every wind of doctrine, and changing their minds at the drop of a hat.
Prayer: Father, help me to stand by my convictions when they are right.

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