Sunday, January 31, 2010

Leader in Crisis

Blogging this through my Christian Leadership course....

This morning's devotion was on when leader in crisis.

The passage is 1 Samuel 30.

The situation - the Amalekites made a raid and took all the women and everyone and took off valuables. David and his men came back to the city burning to the ground...

David's response (1 Samuel 30:4):

So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.

There were internal conflicts (1 Samuel 30:6a):

David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters.

This is bad. What was David's response?

But David found strength in the LORD his God. (1 Samuel 30:6b)

What I notice...

when calamity hits, David, the leader, the one who was annoited by Samuel, the one who slayed tens of thousands of Phillistines, took care of Goliath....wept until there is no strength left...

David found his strength not in himself, despite all his 'accomplishments'. Rather he found strength in the LORD his God.

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