7 Things the Bible Says about Leadership

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Proverbs—one of my favorite books in the Bible—contains wisdom for nearly every facet of human life. Written primarily by the wise King Solomon, Proverbs is best known for its contrasting descriptions of wisdom and foolishness, but it has a lot to say about other subjects as well—leadership, for example. Here are seven things that Solomon tells us about leadership in Proverbs:

  • Sustainability is better than status. (Proverbs 12:9)
  • Wisdom is contagious. (Proverbs 13:20)
  • Productivity is messy. (Proverbs 14:4)
  • The ends do not justify the means. (Proverbs 15:17)
  • Those with great power ought to use it gently. (Proverbs 15:1)
  • To hate learning is to hate yourself. (Proverbs 15:32)
  • Ambition is a great motivator. (Proverbs 16:26)

Proverbs can help us follow Abraham Lincoln’s sage advice: “Whatever you are, be a good one.”

If God has placed you in a position of leadership, there are a number of resources on Logos.com for you. Tozer on Christian Leadership and the nine-volume Baker Leadership Collection come to mind immediately. Buy both of these resources, and you can enjoy them in your Faithlife Study Bible app today!

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Ray Deck III

Born in WV, Ray escaped to North Carolina at a young age. He came to Logos after an 8 year stint at a faith-based nonprofit in New York. When he is not assembling sequences of words, he’s probably running, surfing or shooting skeet, but you should probably go look for him. He has a terrible sense of direction and is probably lost.

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Written by Ray Deck III