Friday, September 5, 2008

Regular reaccreditation

"The Christian leader should recognize that even Christian groups will expect him to reaccredit his leadership, just as Israel expected Moses to do. They were God's chosen people, a unique group. Yet they expected that this man, who had literally put his life on the line for them and had given them such devoted and courageous leadership, should regularly reestablish his right to be their leader. . . . Even our heavenly Father regularly blesses us in ways tangible enough that we are reassured he is still aware of our need and splendidly able to meet it. Since God really 'owes' us nothing, it is a mark of his lovingkindness that he responds to our need for reassurance."

Hudson T. Armerding, The Heart of Godly Leadership, pages 131-132.