Old Testament Leadership Principles (Partial)

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Deuteronomy Principle: Great leader has to obey the Lord and live by his commandments in order to receive the Lord’s promises. Key Verse: Deuteronomy 11:26-27: Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse. The blessing if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today. Explanation/Illustration of the Principle Obedience helps a leader grow closer to God. A leader must be obedient in order to grow and know God’s will. He shows evidence of his relationship, faith and love for God by doing God’s will. When a leader loves God, his actions show where his heart is. He then, understands God’s love for his people and the significance of God giving his only begotten son to suffer and die on the cross and he want to obey God– because of his love. God wants the leader to be obedient because he knows what is best for him. He also wants the leader to live a good life of obedience, holiness and purity. Obeying God’s commands points to the shape of a leader’s life as a whole, to the consistency of that leaders. He must strive to personify God’s love and character.[1] Joshua Principle: Great leaders must possess characteristics of courage and faith and show leadership abilities. Key Verse: Joshua 1: 6-7: Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give them. Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. Explanation/Illustration of the Principle A great leader is strong and courageous. Even though he has these qualities, he must acknowledge that he is totally submitted to a higher power.[2] Faith is the driving force of a

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