Two Needed Characteristics for Leaders

2 Samuel 23:3

"The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God."

In the final days of David's life, he reveals the advice that God gave him concerning leading Israel. This was not leadership advice from a leader trying to sell a book, but this was leadership advice from the God Who rules over mankind. God made it clear to David that if he were to be successful as a leader, then he needed to be a just leader and a leader whose leadership is always guided by the fear of God.

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Picking Up the Pieces

2 Samuel 12:24

"And David comforted Bathsheba his wife, and went in unto her, and lay with her: and she bare a son, and he called his name Solomon: and the LORD loved him."

One of the worst feelings a person can have is when they are holding something that is precious and accidentally drop it and breaking it. Several years ago I watched a friend of mine hold an object made out of crystal. He was not doing anything foolish, the object just accidentally slipped out of his hands and shattered. Oh, the look on his face and the apology coming from his lips, but nothing would ever bring that crystal object back.

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I Am an Amalekite

2 Samuel 1:8

"And he said unto me, Who art thou? And I answered him, I am an Amalekite."

The last act of Saul's life is a sad one. He was in a battle with the Philistines when one soldier drew his bow, shot at Saul and hit him. Saul fled from the battle wounded, but the Philistines pursued hard after him. As he saw them coming and knowing what they would do to him if they captured him, he asked a young man who was behind him who he was. He responded, "I am an Amalekite." Saul asked the Amalekite to slay him for he did not want to be abused by the Philistines.

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Bible Thoughts by Terry Hedderman

Sunday, 1/18/15  Pro 16:17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. Which highway are you on?  From the Righteous Highway, there’s a dangerous fall to the sides...maybe put up some guardrails to keep you from disaster??             John 15:5b ...for without me ye can do nothing. In the big picture, we realize He keeps our heart beating and so forth, and without Him, we’d be dead. However, I think the verse properly means that without Christ, we “can do nothing properly” or “the way He intended for it to be done.” So, did you drive to work yesterday without Christ? Did you cook dinner without Him? Do your homework? Watch TV? Discipline your kids? Romance your spouse? Read the Bible? Talk to the Father? Try adding the Saviour to any and everything.

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If it ain't broke...

"Obama explained to GloZell Green that we have to change our Cuban policy because after 50 years it hasn't been working -- much like the War on Poverty hasn't been working and the Great Society hasn't been working and much like socialism doesn't work, although we're not changing any of that." -Rush