Merciful Leadership

Saul_and_David_by_Rembrandt_Mauritshuis_621I shared a message on leadership a few weeks ago that has received more positive feedback than what’s typical. It seems to have struck a particular chord with listeners and so I’ve decided to include it in a blog post to make others aware who may benefit from it.

The reality is that a very significant test of our leadership is what we say—both publicly and privately—about other leaders. This includes those who fail in some way or become disqualified, which we’re hearing a lot about in church life these days. When we use our leadership platform (however small or big it may be) to bring undue attention to other people’s flaws and shortcomings, it drastically shifts our family and ministry culture from healthy to unhealthy—not to mention how negatively it affects our own heart.

I encourage you to take some time this week during a commute to/from work, while doing dishes/chores, etc. to give it a listen. It’s my prayer that you and I would become exemplary leaders who value and emulate mercy similar to how King David carried himself. It’s how we will pass, and continue to pass, this significant test, become promotable and be most useful to the King of kings.

Click here to link to the “David’s Merciful Leadership” audio and teaching notes.


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Image of “Saul and David” by Rembrandt (c. 1645 and c. 1652) used with permission per Wikipedia’s public domain terms of use.

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