Archive | July 21, 2015

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 203

Scripture Passage: 2 Samuel 3:33-37
The Actions or Inactions of Leaders are Scrutinised by their Followers
The Bible says, “And the king lamented over Abner…… And when all the people came to cause David to eat….David sware, saying, so do God to me, and more also, if I taste bread….till the sun be down. And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people…..”
The lesson here is this; the actions and or inactions of leaders are scrutinised by their followers. Nothing the leader does will ever go unnoticed by those he leads. And this is because he is constantly observed with great interest. Therefore, a leader must ensure that his words and actions line up or else the people will pick up on this very quickly and easily. Only a foolish leader thinks he is not watched or that he can do as he pleases and get away with it.
Prayer: Father, help me to remember that those I lead observe my actions.

Leadership Lessons Daily: Day 202

Scripture Passage: 2 Samuel 4:5-12
Wise Leaders Do Not Reward Disloyalty
Rechab and Baanah killed King Ishbosheth in his bed and brought his head to David in Hebron, seeking a reward. David responded thus, “When one told me, saying, Behold, Saul is dead, thinking to have brought good tidings, I took hold of him, and slew him in Ziklag, who thought that I would have given him a reward for his tidings. How much more, when wicked men have slain a righteous person in his own house upon his bed?” Needless to say, David ordered their speedy execution.
The lesson here is this; wise leaders do not reward disloyalty. Not even when it is targeted at their rival or detractor. They recognise that one who rebels against a bad leader, can and will rebel against a good leader. The issue is not the leader, the issue is that the person has no regard for constituted authority. Wise leaders are wary of such people.
Prayer: Father, help me to recognise disloyalty and deal with it immediately.