Leadership Qualities: Positive Attitude Part 6
Attitude of a Leader-Romans 1:1, 14-16
Paul begins Romans by profiling himself as a servant of the Lord Jesus. Before he is an apostle or a preacher of the gospel, he is a servant. This is the most comprehensive picture of leadership in the New Testament. Paul uses the Greek word doulos, which most often signifies a servant who has willingly and legally bonded himself to a master (Rom. 1:1; Phil. 1:1; Titus 1:1).
The Old Testament gives the Hebrew background for this concept (Deut. 15:1-23). When it came time for a master to release a slave, that slave had two options: Accept his freedom, or remain and serve the master by choice. To stay as a love-slave made him far more useful, since he served willingly. Note how Paul describes this servant attitude:
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