A Dozen Bible Verses for Leaders (Repost)

(End of the year countdown of the most read posts this year.)

If you want to be a Biblical leader, consider these:

“Do to others as you would like them to do to you.” Luke 6:31

Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Philippians 2:3

Guard your heart above all else, for it determines the course of your life. Proverbs 4:23

But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain —and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.Exodus 18:21

With upright heart he shepherded them and guided them with his skillful hand. Psalm 78:72

But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant. Matthew 20:26

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Philippians 2:4

Simply let your ‘Yes’ be ‘Yes,’ and your ‘No,’ ‘No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one. Matthew 5:37

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

He must become greater; I must become less. John 3:30

So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. Galatians 6:9

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

Perhaps you should choose one or two of these, write them down somewhere you’ll see it often, and commit it to memory. Of the ones about, which would most help your leadership right now?

What other verses would you recommend to leaders?

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5 thoughts on “A Dozen Bible Verses for Leaders (Repost)

  1. The main one for me… the one that has been and will continue to be my prayer as a leader, as a woman, as a pastor is "He must become greater; I must become less". John 3:30 This is the cry of my heart.

  2. And Ron

    Jesus also said…
    John 5:41 – I receive *NOT* honour from men.
    John 5:44 – How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another,
    and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?

    When someone aknowledges you as a “Leader:” Are you “Receiving Honor” from men?

    Jesus also said…
    John 7:18 – He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory…
    John 8:50 – And I seek not mine own glory…

    When you let people know, you’re a “leader” is that seeking your own glory?

    If you’re a leader?
    Why do you want people to follow you? And NOT follow Jesus?

    Why not let people know you’re just a servant? A Disciple?
    And Jesus is the “ONE” “Leader?” Mat 23:10 NASB

    Luke 16:15 – And he said unto them, Ye are they which justify yourselves before men;
    but God knoweth your hearts: for that which is highly esteemed among men
    is abomination in the sight of God.

    Seems to me “Leadership” is highly essteemed among men. Yes?

    NOT servanthood.

  3. Ron

    I really appreciate the tone, the spirit, of these verses. – Humble… ;-)

    The Challenge I see with being known as a “Leader” is…
    If one sheep is a “Leader” – Then the other sheep are “Followers.“
    And they “Follow” a “Mere Fallible Human.” – When they could “Follow” Jesus.

    And Jesus never taught anyone to “Follow” a “Mere Fallible Human.”
    Jesus only taught His sheep to “Follow” Him. John 10:27.

    The Challenge is – As man, Jesus, when they wanted to make him king “leader of the people”
    Jesus departed again into a mountain himself alone. John 6:15 – Jesus came to serve…
    As man, Jesus did NOT want that recognition or honor that today’s Pastor/Leaders seek after.

    My advice now is: When they want to make you a “Leader; “run, run as fast as you can.
    The snare, the trap has been set.

    Your *test* has begun…

    A man that flattereth his neighbour spreadeth a net for his feet.
    Pro 29:5

    Bread of deceit is sweet to a man; but afterwards his mouth shall be filled with gravel.
    Pr0 20:17

    “Pastor/Leaders,” and their families, pay an horrendous price today for taking that “Title.”
    That they do NOT qualify for. A “Title/Position” NOT found in the Bible.
    # 80% of pastors' spouses wish they would choose a different profession.
    # 80% believe pastoral ministry has negatively affected their families. http://www.pastoralcareinc.com/statistics/