This will be my fifth, and final, post on King Solomon’s principles for good leaders. I have really enjoyed quoting from Pastor Robert McLaughlin’s commentary on the Book of Ecclesiastes (order it for free here). Even though this is the last excerpt from Pastor McLaughlin’s discussion of leadership principles found in Ecclesiastes chapter 8, I will probably provide some more quotes from his work going forward. I have really enjoyed this!
The fifth principle is that a good leader must have a humble spirit. I believe that to be true and I wish that more of our leaders would take it to heart. I have no way of knowing how many humble leaders there are in this day and age but my personal experience tells me that there are very few. I hope that I am wrong. None the less the principle stands and I hope I will keep it in mind whenever I exercise the limited authority I have. (more…)