Thursday, August 25, 2011

Genesis Style Leadership!

As we learn about the true history of our country, we discover that the founders based our government on Judeo-Christian principles, or basically the Old Testament. Every society has their share of problems. Like Orrin likes to say, "the larger the herd your responsible for, the more do-do in the barn." It stands to reason that kind of conflict, constantly, would deflect from a leader's responsibilities. It's hard to tend to matters when your involved in constant conflict resolution. So how does a leader handle the societal disruptions and balance other matters at hand? Let's look at what life's owner's manual says!

In Genesis chapter 18 we are told the story of how Moses' father-in-law meets up with him after he and the Jewish nation have defected from Egypt. Jethro finds Moses consumed with the daily grind of counseling people on conflict resolution. Jethro, being an outstanding leader himself and totally inspired by God, gives Moses some quality leadership mentoring. He tells Moses, "Moreover choose able men from all the people, such as fear God, men who are trustworthy and who hate a bribe; and place such men over the people as rulers of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens." -Genesis 18:21 He tells Moses to teach them God's statutes so they can make the daily decisions leaving Moses free to lead his people toward the land of milk and honey.

What a great example of the necessary qualities for leadership, brought to us, from all places, life's owner's manual. Learn to delegate. Develop leaders of character and integrity. Keep the main thing, the main thing.
There is a reason our founding fathers turned toward Judeo-Christian principles when designing our government, and there is a good reason for everyone to read and understand the Bible.

God Bless!
Capt. Bill


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