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May 10 Devotion: Leadership


Psalm 15:1-5

[1] Lord , who shall abide in thy tabernacle? who shall dwell in thy holy hill? [2] He that walketh uprightly, and worketh righteousness, and speaketh the truth in his heart. [3] He that backbiteth not with his tongue, nor doeth evil to his neighbour, nor taketh up a reproach against his neighbour. [4] In whose eyes a vile person is contemned; but he honoureth them that fear the Lord . He that sweareth to his own hurt, and changeth not. [5] He that putteth not out his money to usury, nor taketh reward against the innocent. He that doeth these things shall never be moved.

Have you ever had a person promoted on your job, and under your breath you just laugh and scoff about the leadership skills that person lacks. You know that person can’t lead and lacks the integrity of being a good leader. We see a truths in these verses about walking uprightly, speaking the truth (not just our words, but from our heart), kindness, and many other qualities that should be found in a person who has integrity. Integrity can be defined as sticking to moral and ethical principles, but it is much more. It’s also living and speaking based on God’s Word! When we live this and our lives show it, that’s when people know we can be trusted. If you think of Job, it was his wife who asked if he still retained his integrity. He lived a life of integrity and it showed through the toughest of times.

Our society lacks quality leaders because of a lack of integrity in people’s lives. If we want to see a change in the world, we as Christians must live lives of integrity before others, and place ourselves in a position for leadership roles if we want to see true change take place.

If you were given a promotion at work or school, or a leadership position in the church, would people scoff behind your back and how undeserving you are, or do you live that life of integrity before them that they would say you were the best person for the job?

God bless you today!

Bro. Josh Richardson

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