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38 Signs You Are a Godly Leader

38 Signs You Are A Godly Leader
Last week I wrote a post titled 38 Results of Being an Evil LeaderThe content for this post was taken from specific passages from Proverbs chapters 10–12. As a following up, the following are 38 Signs You Are a Godly Leader taken from the same set of verses. As you read this list, remember none of this happens without brokenness, humility, a life of surrender to Christ, a love of prayer and a passion for reading God’s Word, the Bible. Proverbs 10 with supporting verses

  1. Godly Leaders Are Life-Giving – 16 “The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.”
  2. Godly Leaders Speak Great Value Into the Lives of Others – 20 “The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is of little worth.”
  3. The Words of Godly Leaders Are Satisfying – 21 “The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.”
  4. Godly Leaders’ Desires Are Granted – 24 “What the wicked dreads will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.”
  5. Godly Leaders Survive Hard Times – 25 “When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established forever.”
  6. Godly Leaders Fear the Lord and Have Longer Lives – 27 “The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.”
  7. Godly Leaders Have Hope and Joy – 28 “The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.”
  8. The Lord Protects Godly Leaders – 29 “The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the blameless, but destruction to evildoers.”
  9. Godly Leaders Always Win in the Long Run – 30 “The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land.”
  10. The Words of Godly Leaders Bring Wisdom – 31 “The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.”
  11. The Words of Godly Leaders Are Acceptable – 32 “The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.”

Proverbs 11 with supporting verses

  1. Godly Leaders Are Delivered From Death – 4 “Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”
  2. Godly Leaders Continually Make Great Decisions – 5 “The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.”
  3. Godly Leaders Are Delivered From Their Sin – 6 “The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.”
  4. Godly Leaders Die With Hope – 7 “When the wicked dies, his hope will perish,
        and the expectation of wealth perishes too.”
  5. Godly Leaders Are Delivered From Trouble – 8 “The righteous is delivered from trouble, and the wicked walks into it instead.”
  6. Godly Leaders Are Smart – 9 “With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.”
  7. Everyone Rejoices When Godly Leaders Succeed – 10 “When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.”
  8. Godly Leaders Can Lift Up Entire Cities – 11 “By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.”
  9. Godly Leaders Are Rewarded for Their Righteousness – 18 “The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.”
  10. Godly Leaders Who Are Faithful Will Live – 19 “Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.”
  11. Godly Leaders Are a Delight to the Lord – 20 “Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the Lord, but those of blameless ways are his delight.”
  12. Even the Children of Godly Leaders Are Blessed – 21 “Be assured, an evil person will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will be delivered.”
  13. Godly Leadership Ends Only in Good – 23 “The desire of the righteous ends only in good, the expectation of the wicked in wrath.”
  14. Favor Is on the Lives of Godly Leaders – 27 “Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it.”
  15. Godly Leaders Will Be Repaid for Their Righteousness – 31 “If the righteous is repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner!”
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Brian Dodd is a church stewardship & leadership consultant. See www.briandoddonleadership.com for additional insights.