Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Responsibility of Leading

God expects a lot from his leaders. It is truly humbling. Micah gives us an example of leadership gone bad in chapter 3. Leaders, Prophets, Priests - they are all failing because of their selfishness...

1 Then I said,
"Listen, you leaders of Jacob,
you rulers of the house of Israel.
Should you not know justice,

2 you who hate good and love evil;
who tear the skin from my people
and the flesh from their bones;

11 Her leaders judge for a bribe,
her priests teach for a price,
and her prophets tell fortunes for money.
Yet they lean upon the LORD and say,
"Is not the LORD among us?
No disaster will come upon us."

Lord help us to lead with confidence, but unselfishness and humility.

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