Thursday, October 27, 2011

Good Word for Leaders of Any Kind

Moses pleaded with God to go with the people of Israel (Ex. 33:15-16) even though they had sinned (Ex. 32). Douglas Stuart makes this very helpful note on God-centered leadership in his commentary on Exodus:
Moses showed himself once again the servant of God’s revealed, clearly established purposes rather than someone who just wanted to be in charge or someone who wanted his job for its inherent prestige.
This MUST be the attitude of any leader. But it is especially true for pastors.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Scripture is...

I am always helped by reminders of what the Bible actually is. This quote from Alec Motyer in The Message of Exodus is excellent:
Scripture is the Word of God in the words of God, accurately reflecting the mind of God and infallibly revealing the ways of God.