I have read a lot of self help articles about being a good leader. But most of them have it all wrong. Why can I say that? It is because most people have a wrong view of what it takes to become a leader.
Moses asked God for help in leading the people of Israel. 70 men were assigned to provide that help, as told in Numbers 11:24-30. The newly recruited helpers were to appear before the tent of meeting and receive a portion of the spirit that was upon Moses. The sign that they received this spirit was […]
I have been in a couple of situations where concerns were brought to a pastor who then likened the one who brought the concern to Korah attacking Moses. While I understand the temptation for a leader to deal with a complaint in this way, that temptation must be resisted. Not only is it inappropriate, it does nothing to fix the situation (unless of course the leader’s goal is to eliminate any other opinion than his own).
In Numbers 20, we have a story of how Moses was denied access to the promised land because he acted in unbelief. What can we learn from this story?
Wendell Berry’s essay entitled “Damage” inspired thoughts about how church leaders can without intention cause damage by falling into the errors of Pharisaism.
Caleb had to wait 45 years in the wilderness before he would gain the inheritance promised to him. The delay was caused by others’ sin and not his own. He could have spent the time in bitterness and complaint, but it appears that he did not. How?
When a new work is started, the newness brings with it a level of discomfort. We often refer to the old system as tried-and-true, even if the results were less than optimal. The danger is that the new work will be hobbled by those who are determined to force the new work into the old pattern. I have seen this tendency in industry and I’ve seen it in the church.
Looking at Moses as Leader, it is clear that Moses did the right thing for his people. What is the application for leaders today?
Comfort can make us resistant to necessary changes. Eli knew his sons were doing wrong but failed to offer correction. He can learn from him