Godly Leading

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Today's reading: Psalm 72:1-20

In his old age, David writes a prayer for his up-and-coming son and the future king of Israel, Solomon. This prayer is full of wise instruction and really lays out before us a number of qualities of a godly leader. (And if you don't think you're a leader, let me challenge your thinking on that.)

While most of us aren't kings and may not even hold a formal leadership position, we all have a powerful influence on the people around us. Furthermore, people who don't yet know Christ are watching us. As such, many of the principles David prays that Solomon will follow are good for each and every one of us to follow too. I was particularly drawn to verses 4 and 12-14, where David's love for people shines through as he writes about helping those in need.

"May he defend the cause of the poor of the people, give deliverance to the children of the needy, and crush the oppressor!" (vs. 4).

"For he delivers the needy when he calls, the poor and him who has no helper. He has pity on the weak and the needy, and saves the lives of the needy. From oppression and violence he redeems their life, and precious is their blood in his sight" (vs. 12-14).

Is helping and caring for people who are in need a priority for you? Who in your neighborhood, at work, at school, or at church can you reach out and help this week? Tami

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Hi Tami!

David had a compassionate heart for the poor. He was a man after God's own heart
and we see both cared about the poor.

I need to be more caring and in helping the poor.
Sometimes we do not know the need because they
do not want to admit they have needs.Or we do not
ask and check on them.
I need to have discernment from praying to the
Lord Who KNOWS who are in need.

Thanks for being a faithful servant for the King,Tami

I pray more will join and enjoy your terrific Bible studies!

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