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 David (Before the Crown)

 

 

1 Samuel 13:14
Spiritual Powerhouses 5
October 24, 2010 – Sunday AM
Simon Goncharenko
21 Fellowship, SBC
 
 
What kind of qualities does God look for in a leader?
I.                   In relation to God:
A.    His heart is in tune with God – 13:14; 16:7.
i.                    Loyal to God / like-minded with God – 13:14.
ii.                  Focused more on pursuing inner than outer beauty – 16:7.
B.     He wants to know God’s will in every pursuit of life – 23:1-4, 13; 30:8.
C.     He is hyper-focused on God – 17:26, 34-37.
D.    He is humble understanding that it all comes from God – 17:37; 18:18, 23.
i.                    He is open to outside opinions – 25:23-31.
II.                In relation to others:
A.    He is prepared to take on any job for the Lord – 16:11; 17:34-37.
B.     He is undeterred by doubt, accusations, insults, and backstabbing – 17:28, 44; 23:1-18.
C.     He can think outside the box – 17:38-40
D.    He is glad to attempt the impossible – 18:20-27.
E.     He deems his family as important – 22:3-4.
III.             In relation to self:
A.    He is a man of character who is unwilling to compromise – 24, 26.
 
Before using people for His kingdom, God is genuinely interested in developing them upwardly, outwardly, and inwardly.