20 Bible Verses About Leadership
Today we will be dealing with 20 bible verses about Leadership
Who is a leader?
A leader is a person given the authority to lead or command a group or organization, company, country, head a church or fellowship activities and so on. Leaders are necessary in order to bring orderliness to a place and also have someone who will direct and lead his followers well and right.
As a leader in a Christian setting it’s appropriate to follow the footsteps of Jesus, He led His disciples well without giving preferential treatment that might cause disputes among His followers. A leader should be faithful, diligent,honest and most importantly stay true and honest to his words. Some of the qualities of a good leader are accountability and transparency, not discriminating due to his followers religion or tribe.
As Jesus said a leader should lead by examples so that people can talk about Him when He leaves the position as a good person and he will be greatly rewarded by God. Twenty bible verses that explains what leadership means and how a leader should go about doing his activities have been collected for us to read In today’s topic.
1. Matthew 20:25-28
But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. It shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be your slave, even as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
2. Hebrews 13:17
Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they are keeping watch over your souls, as those who will have to give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with groaning, for that would be of no advantage to you.
3. Mark 10:42-45
And Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. But it shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
4. John 13:12-15
When he had washed their feet and put on his outer garments and resumed his place, he said to them, “Do you understand what I have done to you? You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you.
5. Luke 22:24-27
A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. And he said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors. But not so with you. Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves. For who is the greater, one who reclines at table or one who serves? Is it not the one who reclines at table? But I am among you as the one who serves.
6. Hebrews 13:7
Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith.
7. Deuteronomy 1:15
So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and experienced men, and set them as heads over you, commanders of thousands, commanders of hundreds, commanders of fifties, commanders of tens, and officers, throughout your tribes.
8. 2 Chronicles 1:10-12
Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?” God answered Solomon, “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like.
9. Mark 10:45
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
10. Matthew 24:45-47
Who then is the faithful and wise servant, whom his master has set over his household, to give them their food at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes. Truly, I say to you, he will set him over all his possessions.
11. Titus 1:7
For an overseer, as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain.
12. Proverbs 31:8-9
Open your mouth for the mute, for the rights of all who are destitute. Open your mouth, judge righteously, defend the rights of the poor and needy.
13. Romans 12:8
The one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.
14. Proverbs 22:29
Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men.
15. Proverbs 27:23-24
Know well the condition of your flocks, and give attention to your herds, for riches do not last forever; and does a crown endure to all generations?
16. Jeremiah 33:3
Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.
17. Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!
18. 1 Samuel 16:18
One of the young men answered, “Behold, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite, who is skillful in playing, a man of valor, a man of war, prudent in speech, and a man of good presence, and the Lord is with him.
19. Isaiah 3:12
My people—infants are their oppressors, and women rule over them. O my people, your guides mislead you and they have swallowed up the course of your paths.
20. Philippians 2:3
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.