Day 228: Moral Leadership

Day 228: Moral Leadership
August 16, 2014 Neil Kennedy

Champions

Proverbs 16:13

Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds; sound leadership has a moral foundation.

Principle

Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.

There has always been a deficit of moral leadership – it’s not new to our day; however, we must be courageous enough to recognize, even demand that our leaders have morality at their foundation.

It is not our position at FivestarMan to be political, but I want to use an example that demonstrates the need for moral clarity. During the Clinton scandal, the argument to his defense became that the inappropriate relationship that he had with an intern was a “personal” matter. That argument would never fly in the private sector – a CEO would be escorted immediately.

Unfortunately, the collateral damage of excusing this abhorrent behavior had repercussions on the entire nation. As a pastor, I saw the definition of “sexual relationship” became merely “friends with benefits.” The foundation stone of morality was redefined.

Remember:

Sound leadership must honor a moral foundation and abhor wrongdoing of all kinds.


Read Proverbs Chapter 16

2 Comments

  1. Craig Reese 3 years ago

    Pastor Neil,
    I have had the pleasure of hearing you speak several times here in Auburn, Al. at the City Church. And I continue to enjoy what the Holy Spirit is ministering through you for the daily devotions of Fivestarman. Thank you for your faithfulness and daily OBEDIENCE to HIS voice. I pray that The Lord will continue to prosper you in every path that He leads you.

    • Neil Kennedy Author
      Neil Kennedy 3 years ago

      Craig,
      Thank you very much for your encouraging comment. The Daily Champion has proven to be a task that I enjoy, especially when I hear from guys like yourself who are faithful to read and share. We want to encourage men daily in their daily commute to be authentic man. Thanks again – I look forward to seeing you the next time I’m at City Church.

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