The common word in the Bible for being “set apart” is holy. Throughout the Old and New Testament certain items and people were set apart for use by, for and to God.
In an interesting Psalm, David emphatically claims we should “…know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself; the Lord hears when I call to Him.”
This is such a powerful thought. To consider that God has taken action toward the godly for Himself indicates a special relationship between God and the godly.
The result is followed by the activity of the godly.
Tremble, and do not sin.
Meditate…and be still.
Offer the sacrifices of righteousness.
Trust in the Lord.
Godly leaders understand that the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. Meditation stabilizes leadership on the word of God. Offering sacrifices indicates a godly desire to be obedient. Trust is the vital link to a godly leaders’ strength.
The combination of these four areas provides a powerful foundation for the success of leadership.