Biblical Leadership - Part Two

Yesterday we looked at the first two qualities of Biblical Leadership found in Exodus 18:21. To end our week of devotions about Biblical Leadership let’s look at the last two qualities given: 

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…

#3 - Trustworthiness - Honesty, Integrity & Trust.  These are qualities all wrapped up into the character of a person.  No matter the ability, if a person is unscrupulous then their leadership will be inconsistent.  To find a trustworthy person to elevate into influence is to give a great gift to the people they will lead. 

#4 - Hate a Bribe - As a prime example of trustworthiness we are given this final characteristic.  It can be boiled down into this question - ‘Who owns them?’.  You don’t want a leader who can be bought.  You want a leader who is financed by their own character and that is sold out to the vision of the organization they lead.  Note, a person can be bribed and bought by more than money.