Thursday, May 05, 2005

Winning Edges Pt 1- Leadership and Followership

Judges 4:24 "And from that time on Israel became stronger and stronger against King Jabin, until they finally destroyed him.
5:1 On that day Deborah and Barak son of Abinoam sang this song: 2 "When Israel's leaders take charge, and the people gladly follow – bless the LORD!"

A friend of mine says quite frequently, "Everything rises and falls on leadership." This is a true statement. Leaders take charge. I love leaders who make decisions based on principles of virtue and stand- even if the whole world stands against them.

But also notice the value of "followership". We need to honor the God-ordained authority in our lives and follow "with glad hearts". It means that I do not need to question every motive. I follow in the peace of God.

When leaders lead and followers follow- bless the Lord. It honors God.

"How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity"- Psalm 133:1 It is like an abundance of blessings than runs above and beyond imagination. (Paraphrase 2 and 3).

This is a winning edge against the opponents in our lives.

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