An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mornings Are for Leaders

(Proverbs 31:15 KJV)  She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

How has the Bible influenced Western culture?  There are many attitudes that we are so used to that we assume the rest of the world has them built in.  Such is not the case.  Even in our culture more and more people are ignoring the principles given by God and going to more pagan positions.  Here is a principle of leadership that we want to ignore, or perhaps we should say servant leadership.  The leader is the first one up.  The leader makes sure that the servants are taken care of.  It is not a case of being at ease and having other people do the work for you.

The Christian leader is a servant.  That goes against our inner nature.  This goes against the political structure.  This is the standard of God.  Think about the term used for the political leaders of many countries.  They are called “prime ministers.”  What that means is “first servant.” 

The secular culture may have forgotten this.  We cannot.  We are called to march to a different drummer and sing a different song.  Too often we just want to use different sticks or sing a different verse.  We are called to set the standard.  We are called to lead.  We are called to serve.

So?  Today remember the words of Paul:
(Philippians 2:3 NASB)  Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;
You may need to take a strong stand and do unpopular things, but you do them because it is what God expects.

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