Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 200

Scripture Passage: 2 Samuel 1:3-27
Good Leaders Do Not Speak or Act Against Their Predecessors
David did not rejoice at the tragic news of Saul’s death. As a matter of fact, he ordered the death of the one who relayed the news to him because he had killed Saul. David lamented the death of Saul, a man who had tried to kill him for many years. He said, concerning Saul’s death, “Tell it not in Gath, publish it not in the streets of Askelon; lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.” He was a follower of Saul until the end.
The lesson here is this; good leaders do not speak or act against their predecessors. They understand that only good followers can become good leaders. They recognise that whatever they sow into the leadership of their predecessors they will inevitably reap in their leadership and that they cannot prosper in a leadership position that they have no regards for.
Prayer: Father, teach me genuine loyalty to my predecessors.

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