Biblical leadership involves areas such as qualities, traits, virtues, and principles that are instrumental in guiding the character formation of each leader.
Over the next few weeks we will examine a few of these areas as they define a biblical leader.
A biblical leader is one who knows God and His will.
Scripture is filled with passages emphasizing the need to know God, beginning in the Old Testament. God’s message through Hosea indicted His people being destroyed for lack of knowledge.
In the New Testament Jesus said eternal life is aligned with knowing God and the One who was sent by Him.
Paul also spoke of the significance of knowing God and His will in profound expression by claiming his willingness to count everything as loss for the “surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus” (Phil. 3:8).
Heritage, material possessions, academic achievement, and religious position were all worthless in view of this knowledge.
Biblical leaders are driven by a passion to grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord, because that knowledge is the key to the whole of life, now and eternally.