Selfish Leadership

“The word of YHWH you have spoken is good,” Hezekiah replied. For he thought, “Will there not be peace and security in my lifetime?” – 2 Kings 20:19 Hezekiah, king of Judah, sinned foolishly when he pridefully allowed Babylonian representatives to see all of Judah’s treasures. He also revealed a self-centered heart when, in responseContinue reading “Selfish Leadership”

Permission First

Ahab king of Israel asked Jehoshaphat king of Judah, “Will you go with me against Ramoth Gilead?” Jehoshaphat replied, “I am as you are, and my people as your people; we will join you in the war.” But Jehoshaphat also said to the king of Israel, “First seek the counsel of YHWH.” – 2 ChroniclesContinue reading “Permission First”

For Those Who Follow

Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord that you have spoken is good,” for he thought: There will be peace and security during my lifetime. – Isaiah 39:8 Hezekiah, king of Judah, became very sick and asked for God’s healing. Once healed, he entertained visitors from the kingdom of Babylon and pridefullyContinue reading “For Those Who Follow”

When Conflict Occurs

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no gossiper, quarreling quiets down. – Proverbs 26:20 Typically, as organizations go through crises (i.e., economic downturns, transitions related to growth, changes in leadership), there is a lot of chatter. Most of this is welcomed, important, and vital as everyone works toward helpfulContinue reading “When Conflict Occurs”

Leadership Essentials

Remember those who led you, who spoke the word of God to you; and considering the result of their way of life, imitate their faith. – Hebrews 13:7 Here we see some two-sided instruction from God’s word. First, we are to “remember” those who have instructed us in the doctrines of the faith; pastors, teachers,Continue reading “Leadership Essentials”