The Book of Proverbs mentions good (wise) leaders and bad (evil) leaders all throughout the Old and New Testament. STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE FREE CBN NEWS APP! Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach. Out in the lobby of the YMCA, this father could be heard hollering and seen hitting his son for not getting the ball away from my son and making the winning points himself. "We ask the question, 'What's right? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. Therefore we ourselves boast about you in the churches of God for your steadfastness and faith in all your persecutions and in the afflictions that you are enduring. But it shall not be so among you. 16 Feb. 2007. But it's important to realize who truly calls the shots. Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Some of the traits Success Magazine mentions about a bad leader in 15 Traits of a Terrible Leader are: In Biblical history, Herodias, Jehoram of Judah, Abimeleck, Herod, and Judas Iscariot were leaders in the Bible known as bad leaders. R King Ahab was the king of Israel around 869 to 850 BC. I will never forget the look on that little boy’s face as he was belittled, hit, and humiliated by his own father. [From Email notifications, click the title for best web viewing]. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. And since you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Web. ‣ The next thing we saw was his father being pushed in the back of a police car in the YMCA parking lot. Whoever says “I know him” but does not keep his commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him, but whoever keeps his word, in him truly the love of God is perfected. Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, To the church of the Thessalonians in God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men. First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Watching ‘bad leadership’ is not a nice scene to witness. Love the brotherhood. His surprise dunk won the game for his team. But not so with you. To order Awaken Me: Growing Deeper in Bible Study and Prayer (A Devotional Prayer Journal) by Patti Greene, click here. That’s why we view every news story through the lens of faith. Please comment on this blog or email me at Patti@GreenePastures.org for confidentiality. After spending 12 years as a stay-at-home mom, Greene spent 18 more years as a school librarian in St. Louis, Missouri and Houston, Texas. For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. O my people, your guides mislead you and they have swallowed up the course of your paths. Help us continue to be a voice for truth in the media by supporting CBN News for as little as $1. Unless otherwise indicated, all content is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church? As I evaluate others, let me look for their integrity, character, and their relationship with you. The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. We are committed to delivering quality independent Christian journalism you can trust. 1. My Books – Available on Amazon or can be ordered at any retail book store. He is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the sins of the whole world. Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. https://greenepastures.org/2016/06/qualities-good-leader-proverbs. The king's heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will. Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity. “At the end of every three years you shall bring out all the tithe of your produce in the same year and lay it up within your towns. But it takes a lot of hard work, time, and money to do what we do. Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens. Created by Patti Greene. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. Someone must have called and reported him. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. ‣ Romans 13:1-7 ESV / 19 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. Therefore, I am inviting you to share your interests with me so the content I write about will be more relevant to you. The members live in peace or in affliction according to the leadership. Patti Greene is the author of three outstanding devotional prayer journals, Answer Me, Anchor Me, and Awaken Me and a book titled "Christian Caregiving: Practical Advice for a Happy Ending." “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise). And the Levite, because he has no portion or inheritance with you, and the sojourner, the fatherless, and the widow, who are within your towns, shall come and eat and be filled, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands that you do. If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. Ever! But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. Now, this is a real-life example of a poor leader. Actually, it was somewhat cute to me. The brothers immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea, and when they arrived they went into the Jewish synagogue. Start Anew With God’s... Building an Understanding Heart: The power of... Changing Your Landscape? For whatever does not proceed from faith is sin. Y I hope the basketball father mentioned at the beginning of this post made a turn-around. He draws a blueprint of what a bad leader is. Start Anew With God’s Plan. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil. He was in the beginning with God. God is everywhere—even in the news. When my youngest son was in 5th grade, he joined the YMCA’s basketball class. He was a novice while some of the other boys were very experienced in the game. All the People in the Bible: An A-Z Guide to the Saints, Scoundrels, And Other Characters in Scripture. W The LORD gave Ahab a chance to redeem himself through the Prophet Elijah, but he refused.