Saturday, August 11, 2012

Moral Relativism and Leadership

Solomon's leadership and wisdom, and his teachings in Proverbs 21:1 are essential to his view of leadership.  So whether you consider yourself religious or not, whether you believe in God or not, let's explore what Solomon had to say to us.

Solomon emphasizes the connection between faith and character.  An effective leader deeply is ingrained in traits of good character- things like honesty, integrity, courage, diligence, dependability, fairness, compassion, generosity, humilirty, loyalty, and perservance. Theses traits are built on a strong  moral and ethical foundation.

Who can have these traits? By faith in God,   its very nature, traits  places a demand on the believer's life.People of faith believe within their hearts that God expects them to live moral and ethical lives. They seek to obey God's given requirement to the best of their abilities. This is not done merely because they believe they will one day have to account to God, however,the more they follow God's ways, the more thy see that He knows what He is doing..

Unsaved people will tell us that they live moral, ethical lives as well.  That is true to an extent. But people who believe in God and derive their moral principles from Holy Scriptures all have a common moral frame of reference. A moral relativist would say, "what is right for you  might not necessarily be right for me. This is not true for Christians. Excerpt taken from ..Pat Williams' The Leadership of Solomon. , author of Sin Abides written by Annie Dennis Eskridge.

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