The Bible Holds More Answers Than All Other References
Updated: Oct 14, 2020
Whether you are an atheist, religious follower of another faith, or still undecided, the Bible carries the many truths of all walks-of-life. The focus of this book will be limited largely to characteristics of leaders and the many examples of leadership found within the Bible. This is not the first book on leadership, success, and winning making references to the Bible and certainly not the last. Some of the many books including the Bible in its bibliography and/or index are The Success System That Never Fails (W. Clement Stone), The Psychology of Winning (Dr. Denis Waitley), and The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People (Stephen R. Covey).
Jesus gave everything to his cause, trained his seven disciples to carry on after his absence, and founded the movement of Christianity that thrives today. He displayed true leadership in every verbal and non-verbal manner, responded wisely to rhetoric and actions, and shared infinite wisdom. The world thrives on a higher, natural order and when we engage them and make them our own, we will improve our chances of success.
Jesus is unequivocally the greatest leader that ever walked the Earth. His words and actions have been tested and tried through thousands of years and stand unscathed. He persuaded the people around him that he was the son of God and that Heaven existed for the faithful. Jesus was the only one to cross over into death and return. Jesus shared the promise God gives everyone that believes in him, eternal life in Heaven.
He convinced others through miracles and his teachings. He reinvigorated the Christian movement that lasts yet today. No other leader comes remotely close to this achievement. Imagine for a moment how carefully and meticulously scrutinized his teachings have been and how they still stand today unchanged. They form the basic building blocks of all civilization, including its rules of conduct and behavior. When you employ these teachings to every extent possible, you will have the most complete life possible. You will enjoy more success, contentment, and fulfillment than ever imagined. That is not to say that there will not be times of sacrifice and suffering. There will be. Humans must endure these times and learn the lesson that comes from them. They are necessary if one is ever to experience the thrill of success. What is good if there is not evil? What is success if there is no failure? What is happiness without unhappiness?
And the words of the LORD are flawless, like silver refined in a furnace of clay, purified seven times. Psalm 12:6
Jesus is the ultimate teacher of ethics, morals, integrity, honesty, and fairness. He showed favoritism to no one, demanded little, and gave everything. He built relationships and lifted up the oppressed. He taught others how to deal with their enemies, love their neighbor, and live a righteous, moral life. As important as teaching, Jesus showed people how to live morally by the way he lived his own life.
The bible is the ultimate self-help book available. Only Jesus and God himself could give the right answer to all questions the first time, immediately.
Every management book in existence relies on the principles and guidelines of the bible, the true source of management, leadership, and happy living skills. The closer we walk with God the more we began to understand the driving forces in life.
Psalms 23:3 - - he restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
How does God guide us? (23:3) - - God does not reveal every detail of his plan for our lives. Nevertheless, there is an inner assurance that comes when we do his will. Developing a close, dependent relationship with the Lord will help us follow his way. And if we do the things we know God wants us to do, we’ll discover more details about his will for us.
Proverbs 20 – “7 The righteous man leads a blameless life; blessed are his children after him.”
Does blameless mean we must measure up to a list of rules? (20:7) - - Blameless does not imply perfection but integrity. Someone with integrity believes in God and strives constantly to align his life with God’s will.