Leadership Qualities: Courage Part 2
One Item Saul Forgot-1 Samuel 10:17-13:14 (negative)
Observe the leadership of Saul:
- When the time arrives to anoint Saul as king, he hides among the baggage.
- When Samuel asks Saul to lead, he excuses himself as unable.
- When Saul’s soldiers begin to scatter, he panics and disobeys his divine orders.
- When confronted over his sin, Saul makes excuses for himself.
- When Saul attacks the Amalekites, he is afraid to trust God and destroy the enemy.
- When Saul fears losing the allegiance of the people, he builds a statue of himself.
- When the Philistines face Israel, Saul’s fear prevents him from negotiating.
- When David gains popularity, Saul’s insecurity drives him to attempted murder.
Lessons from Saul
- Courage and cowardice are both contagious.
- Without courage, it doesn’t matter how good your intentions are.
- Only courage allows you to do what you are afraid of doing.
- Without courage we’re slaves of our own insecurity and possessiveness.
- If the leader lacks courage, the people will lack commitment.
- A leader without courage will never let go of the familiar.
- Lack of courage will eventually sabotage a leader.
Join me next time for Leadership Qualities: Courage Part 3