Thursday, March 18, 2010

Leadership Tips from David - March 18, 2010

Psalm 101 (New Living Translation)
1 I will sing of your love and justice, Lord. I will praise you with songs.
2 I will be careful to live a blameless life—when will you come to help me? I will lead a life of integrity in my own home.
3 I will refuse to look at anything vile and vulgar. I hate all who deal crookedly; I will have nothing to do with them.
4 I will reject perverse ideas and stay away from every evil.
5 I will not tolerate people who slander their neighbors. I will not endure conceit and pride.
6 I will search for faithful people to be my companions. Only those who are above reproach will be allowed to serve me.
7 I will not allow deceivers to serve in my house, and liars will not stay in my presence.
8 My daily task will be to ferret out the wicked and free the city of the Lord from their grip.

A psalm of David serves as a great example of characteristics of a godly leader. It calls those in leadership to lead a life that is above reproach, and encourages them to seek like minded people that will help them walk a righteous path. It also takes on the task of rooting out evil in the area where the leader is reponsible.

If you will meditate on each verse, it will also give you a daily plan to follow, starting with praise for God, and ending with an admonition to keep evil people from places of influence in your life. Take a minute, put yourself in David's shoes, applying each directive as you live out your role as a leader, whether it is at work or at home. Build yourself up with God's word.

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