Have you ever read any Bible quotes about leadership? What does the Bible say about leadership?
In the past fifteen years of my life I have been very interested in what other people have to say about the subject of leadership. The opinions are vast! Depending on whom you ask and what they do for a living the responses to this question will vary from person to person.
But what does the Bible say about leadership?
As I was thinking about the various answers I have found in regard to this question I also thought that it would be good to post what the Bible has to say about leadership. Below are some Bible quotes about leadership.
Romans 12:8 (NIV)
8 if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.
Proverbs 11:14 (NLT)
14 Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers.
1 Corinthians 12:28 (NLT)
28 Here are some of the parts God has appointed for the church: first are apostles, second are prophets, third are teachers, then those who do miracles, those who have the gift of healing, those who can help others, those who have the gift of leadership, those who speak in unknown languages.
1 Samuel 7:15-16 (MSG)
15 Samuel gave solid leadership to Israel his entire life. 16 Every year he went on a circuit from Bethel to Gilgal to Mizpah. He gave leadership to Israel in each of these places.
1 Samuel 18:5 (MSG)
5 Whatever Saul gave David to do, he did it—and did it well. So well that Saul put him in charge of his military operations. Everybody, both the people in general and Saul’s servants, approved of and admired David’s leadership.
Proverbs 14:28 (MSG)
28 The mark of a good leader is loyal followers; leadership is nothing without a following.
Proverbs 16:12 (MSG)
12 Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds; sound leadership has a moral foundation.
Proverbs 20:28 (MSG)
28 Love and truth form a good leader; sound leadership is founded on loving integrity.
Proverbs 21:1 (MSG)
Good leadership is a channel of water controlled by God; he directs it to whatever ends he chooses.
Proverbs 25:5 (MSG)
5 Remove the wicked from leadership and authority will be credible and God-honoring.
Proverbs 29:14 (MSG)
14 Leadership gains authority and respect when the voiceless poor are treated fairly.
Ephesians 5:23 (MSG)
23 The husband provides leadership to his wife the way Christ does to his church, not by domineering but by cherishing. 24 So just as the church submits to Christ as he exercises such leadership, wives should likewise submit to their husbands.
1 Timothy 3:1 (MSG)
1 If anyone wants to provide leadership in the church, good!
1 Timothy 5:22 (MSG)
22 Don’t appoint people to church leadership positions too hastily. If a person is involved in some serious sins, you don’t want to become an unwitting accomplice. In any event, keep a close check on yourself.
Hebrews 13:17 (MSG)
17 Be responsive to your pastoral leaders. Listen to their counsel. They are alert to the condition of your lives and work under the strict supervision of God. Contribute to the joy of their leadership, not its drudgery. Why would you want to make things harder for them?
Strong leadership is needed today. What scriptures have you found that deal with “leadership?”