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Friday, April 6, 2012

The Leadership Quality of Generosity: A Candle Loses Nothing by Lighting Another

At the end of every seven years you shall grant a release of debts.
Deuteronomy 15:1

God instructs His leaders and the entire nation of Israel to imitate His generosity and grace. At the end of every seventh year, every Israelite was to cancel all His debts owed by fellow citizens. If they would indeed cancel all their debts, model graciousness and forgiveness, and care for the poor, He would favor their land with abundant crops and freedom from invasion. Imagine that – they simply had to trust that God was in control and let Him worry about rain and sun and fruitful harvest times!

If great leaders err, they do so on the side of generosity. They are givers, not takers. They are motivated to:

1. Serve Others – to help them grow and thrive.

2. Solve problems – that prevent potential from being reached.

3. Save Causes – that benefit mankind.

God’s instruction provides us with a reminder of the nature of true leadership. We don’t keep score with people; we just keep on giving.

Are ready to trust God to take care of all your needs? What do you need to do today to model greater generosity in your life?

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