31 Bible Verses about Leadership Qualities
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Select wise and practical men, those known among your tribes, whom I may appoint as your leaders."
Moses chose capable men from all Israel, and he made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
and to esteem them most highly in love because of their work. Be at peace among yourselves.
But carefully select from among you, brothers, seven men who are well-attested, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this necessary task.
But you choose from the people capable men, God-fearing, men of truth, those who hate bribes, and put them over the people as rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
And he must be well thought of by those outside the faith, so that he may not fall into disgrace and be caught by the devil's trap.
The overseer then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, an able teacher,
This saying is trustworthy: "If someone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a good work."
An elder must be blameless, the husband of one wife, with faithful children who cannot be charged with dissipation or rebellion.
I was with you wherever you went, and I defeated all your enemies before you. Now I will make you as famous as the great men of the earth.
The Lord is alive! My protector is praiseworthy! The God who delivers me is exalted as king!
Now this Daniel was distinguishing himself above the other supervisors and the satraps, for he had an extraordinary spirit. In fact, the king intended to appoint him over the entire kingdom.
You, however, have followed my teaching, my way of life, my purpose, my faith, my patience, my love, my endurance,
He must manage his own household well and keep his children in control without losing his dignity.
When he mentioned the ark of God, Eli fell backward from his chair beside the gate. He broke his neck and died, for he was old and heavy. He had judged Israel for forty years.
if it is exhortation, he must exhort; if it is contributing, he must do so with sincerity; if it is leadership, he must do so with diligence; if it is showing mercy, he must do so with cheerfulness.
Woe to you, O land, when your king is childish, and your princes feast in the morning!
For the music director; a psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the sky displays his handiwork.
He gives me the agility of a deer; he enables me to negotiate the rugged terrain.
along with Zadok, a young warrior, and twenty-two leaders from his family.
All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron saying, "Look, we are your very flesh and blood!
The Lord said to Samuel, "How long do you intend to mourn for Saul? I have rejected him as king over Israel. Fill your horn with olive oil and go! I am sending you to Jesse in Bethlehem, for I have selected a king for myself from among his sons."
When they arrived, Samuel noticed Eliab and said to himself, "Surely, here before the Lord stands his chosen king!"
However, no one spoke openly about him for fear of the Jewish leaders.
"I, the Lord, promise that a new time will certainly come when I will raise up for them a righteous branch, a descendant of David. He will rule over them with wisdom and understanding and will do what is just and right in the land.
So they proposed two candidates: Joseph called Barsabbas (also called Justus) and Matthias.
"A lion coming up from the thick undergrowth along the Jordan scatters the sheep in the pastureland around it. So too I will chase the Edomites off their land. Then I will appoint over it whomever I choose. For there is no one like me, and there is no one who can call me to account. There is no ruler who can stand up against me.
From Paul, an apostle (not from men, nor by human agency, but by Jesus Christ and God the Father who raised him from the dead)
For the music director, to be accompanied by stringed instruments; a well-written song by David. It was written when the Ziphites came and informed Saul: "David is hiding with us." O God, deliver me by your name! Vindicate me by your power!
So Jesus replied, "My teaching is not from me, but from the one who sent me.
Then I saw standing in the middle of the throne and of the four living creatures, and in the middle of the elders, a Lamb that appeared to have been killed. He had seven horns and seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth.
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