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The Law of Reproduction Part 5

Giant Killers-1 Chronicles 20:4-8

First Chronicles 20 describes David’s army battling and beating Philistine giants. You can’t help but recall 1 Samuel 17, when young David killed Goliath. His men had simply learned the second verse of the same song.

By this point in Israel’s history, David had selected and trained giant killers just like himself—the story of the Law of Reproduction. Giant killers come only from other giant killers. Leaders can reproduce only what they have become themselves. We teach what we know, but we reproduce what we are. Consider the following truths:

  1. It takes one to know one. We tend to see what we possess ourselves.
  2. It takes one to show one. We cannot model for someone what we haven’t done.
  3. It takes one to grow one. We cannot train someone until we’ve done it ourselves.

Join me next time for The Law of Reproduction Part 6