THE SERVANT GENERAL
ON SERVANT LEADERSHIP
AUTHENTIC SERVANT LEADERSHIP - 2
Today’s psalm: Psalm 37:3-40
Today there is a dearth of authentic servant leadership, even
within the Church. Many leaders have taken on the mind of
the world. Today’s psalm gives us three basic but important
elements of servant leadership. “Observe the person
of integrity and mark the upright; because there is a future
for a man of peace.” (v.37).
first element is being a person of integrity. Integrity is
being whole and undivided in living out one’s faith.
It is about probity, rectitude, honor, truthfulness, trustworthiness.
It is being a man of your word.
second element is being upright. Uprightness is righteousness.
It is about morality, honesty, decency and virtue. It is observance
of the commandments of God. It is looking to holiness and
third element is being a man of peace. Peace is a situation
where we are in right relationship with each other. This is
about being a peacemaker, about bringing the peace of Christ
into all one’s relationships, about being an instrument
of peace in the world.
violates all the above? It is works of the flesh, contrary
to the Spirit.
that go against God: immorality, impurity, idolatry, bitterness.
that go against others: hatred, rivalry, envy, outbursts
of fury, selfishness, dissensions, factions, gossip, maligning,
slander, reviling, calumny, lies, half-truths.
Works that go against the body: strife, division, factions,
rebellion, non-submission to authority.
Is there a future for you in serving Christ through the community
and the Church? Then preserve your integrity, remain upright,
and work for peace.