The Price of Leadership

Moreover, because of my delight in the house of my God, I now give my personal treasures of gold and silver for the house of my God over and above all that I’ve provided for the holy house: 100 tons of gold (gold of Ophir) and 250 tons of refined silver for overlaying the walls of the buildings, the gold for the gold [work] and the silver for the silver, for all the work to be done by the craftsmen. Now, who will volunteer to consecrate himself to the LORD today? – 1 Chronicles 29:3-5
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What is the price of leadership? Before David asked his leaders to give a single ounce to the construction of God’s Temple, he revealed everything that he had personally given. As he had personally (so many times in the past) led his army into battle, he also led them into the sacrifice of giving.
So … what is the price of leadership? The price of leadership should always exceed the cost of following, because leadership demands that one:
– give more
– sacrifice more
– and go more … and farther than all those who follow.
Leaders cannot expect their followers to go “all-out” if they will not go themselves. And, if this be true, the price of leadership for the Christ-follower is nothing less than the cross, because our Leader … the Author and Finisher of our faith … gave His all.
Example is leadership. – Albert Schweitzer

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