WHAT IS GODLY LEADERSHIP?

cross2From a Christian perspective, what makes a good leader? That’s a subject that a retired pastor, Rob Barkman, has tackled with extraordinary insight at his blog, Settled In Heaven. The relevant post includes both text and video versions. Here is how the text of Father’s Day Devotion – Leadership begins.

Our families are falling apart due to a lack of Godly leadership. Our political world is crying out for a sincere, honest leader.  Churches are falling into error and modernism because they have no strong leader to show them the right way.  Our world is crying out for genuine leadership.

Before I go any farther, it is important for me to define what I mean by a “genuine leader”….

What makes up a genuine leader for our families, governments and churches?  I believe a genuine leader is someone who will seek to follow the Lord’s will in every decision that he makes; someone who loves those he is responsible to lead; someone who will ALWAYS put his personal interests second to the interest of those he is leading; someone who will attempt to work for our peace while not sacrificing our security in the process; and  finally, someone who seeks our prosperity, not leading us to take advantage of others, but by leading us to prosper through honesty, quality, innovation and productivity.   (I’m sure we could all add several other qualities to this list… but I think you “get my drift”!) (continued here)

What does Barkman do? Using five verses from 1 Peter 2, he explains how Christ Jesus exemplified good leadership for us.

Why do you need to read Barkman’s post. At some time in our lives almost every single one of us will serve in a leadership role.  To help us get ready, each of us should read Barkman’s post.

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