Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Rulership and Servanthood

"One Year Bible" New Testament Passage
I Corinthians 4:1-21

Let a man regard us in this manner, as servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. I Corinthians 4:1 (NKJV)

Leadership in the world and leadership in the Kingdom of God should be two very different things. I get a little nervous when I hear Christians speak about rulership. That can easily slip into domination. It can lean toward arrogance. 

We are called to be servants before we are called to be kings. We are at our best when we are servants. This is very important. 

Now, let me explain a little further. The Bible speaks quite a bit about rulership. We are promised that we will rule and reign with Christ. Today we learn how to move in authority over the devil. We are called to administrate as faithful stewards. God wants to make us the head and not the tail. 

But the key is HOW WE RULE. We rule in the spirit of a servant. We have our greatest authority when we are most yielded to the Lord. 

The world can smell arrogance, pride, and self-promotion a mile away. We have our greatest voice of leadership when we walk in true humility. Out of that servant mentality we can prophecy to the world. This is true leadership. 

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