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Leadership And Servant-hood

Ponder: Biblical leadership

Scripture: “.  . . whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all” (Mark10:43, 44 NKJV).

Self-centered, worldly attitudes conceive that leaders as those who set ambitious goals and then reach them by hook or by crook. By contrast, I like the way Jeff Myers puts it: “Good leaders don’t use others to reach their goals; they use their goals to reach others.” Isn’t that consistent with what Jesus said, as well as with the life He lived?


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King David Old Testament Warrior

King David is Considered the Greatest King of Israel, and a Man After Gods Own Heart

Brave Young David Slays the Giant So much has been written about David, the man after God’s own heart. This brief piece cannot begin to adequately cover the entire life of David, but will cite a few highlights of his reign as king.

David was anointed by the prophet Samuel to be king but did not officially begin his reign until after the death of King Saul. Upon Saul’s death, Abner, the captain of Saul’s army, made Saul’s son, Ishbosheth, king over Israel, but the house of Judah followed David. There was continued conflict between the house of Saul and the house of David, but David grew stronger and the house of Saul became weaker.


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