The Responsibility of Power
Understand then, that it is not because of your righteousness that the Lord your God is giving you this good land to possess, for you are stiff-necked people.
- Deuteronomy 9:6
To be called as Children of the Lord is a great privilege that comes with Royalty because He is after all the King of kings. But as what it was said in Spiderman, “Great power comes with great responsibility”. As leaders, we are not simply leading people but we are guidance to them. In fact we are only to be used by the Lord. Humility has to be evident to us when we know our real purpose.
1. Servitude to God
Fear the Lord your God and serve Him. Hold fast to Him and take oaths in His name.
- Deuteronomy 10:20
2. Obedience comes with strength
Observe therefore all the commands I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess.
- Deuteronomy 11:8
3. Set Priorities Straight
Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them.
- Deuteronomy 11:16
4. Kingdom Leadership not worldly sovereignty
The king, moreover, must not acquire great numbers of horses for himself or make the people return to Egypt to get more of them, for the Lord has told you, “You are not to go back that way again.”
- Deuteronomy 17:16
5. Wisdom seeker in the Word
It is to be with him, and he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees.
- Deuteronomy 17:19