Thursday, October 23, 2014

Leadership Promises - A Leader Passes the Baton

"So he died in a good old age, full of days and riches and honor; and Solomon his son reigned in his place."  1 Chronicles 29:28
Leadership Promises - A Leader Passes the Baton
Leadership Promises - A Leader Passes the Baton.
As his life was ebbing away, David prepared his son Solomon to give oversight to the construction of the temple. The old king was determined to ensure his legacy by setting up the next leader and committing him to the care of God Almighty.
Look closely at what he did:
  • He rallied all the people together.
  • He affirmed God's choice of his successor.
  • He identified the great need for help.
  • He reminded the people of his own commitment.
  • He declared that the people were well on their way to the goal.
  • He asked for commitment.
The people loved this old king, and they knew he was not asking them to do anything that he had not already demonstrated an eagerness to complete himself.
Because people do what people see, David was able to motivate the Israelites to do three things:
  • Sacrificially give toward the temple project.
  • Support Solomon and his leadership.
  • Rejoice in what God was doing among them.
Excerpts from The Maxwell Leadership Bible.
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