Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Leadership Promises - It's Not About Position

"But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them, but saved the male children alive . . . Therefore God dealt well with the midwives, and the people multiplied and grew very mighty."  Exodus 1:17, 20
Leadership Promises - It's Not About Position
Leadership Promises - It's Not About Position.
Who changes the course of history? Kings? Potentates? Generals? The wealthy? Sure. But more often than not, men and women with little social standing most significantly reshape this world.

When the king of Egypt grew worried about the exploding numbers of Hebrew slaves, he summoned two midwives, Shiphrah and Puah, and instructed them to murder all Hebrew male newborns. But these midwives feared God and refused to obey such a wicked command. Despite the king's threats, they would not buckle under and continued to deliver healthy male Hebrews. Although they had no way of knowing it, their risky decision helped to spare the life of Moses, Israel's God–ordained deliverer.

In civil disobedience, Shiphrah and Puah risked their lives to protect the children God had placed in their care. Their bravery prompted God to show them kindness by blessing them with families of their own. No doubt their children and grandchildren took part in the great exodus from Egypt.
Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible.
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