Last week I wrote a post entitled 38 Results Of Being An Evil Leader.  The content for this post was taken from specific passages from Proverbs chapters 10 – 12.  As a following up, the following are 38 Signs You Are A Godly Leader taken from the same set of verses.

As you read this list, remember none of this happens without brokenness, humility, a life of surrender to Christ, a love of prayer and a passion for reading God’s Word, the Bible.

Proverbs 10 with supporting verses

  1. Godly Leaders Are Life-Giving – 16 “The wage of the righteous leads to life, the gain of the wicked to sin.”
  2. Godly Leaders Speak Great Value Into The Lives Of Others – 20 “The tongue of the righteous is choice silver; the heart of the wicked is of little worth.”
  3. The Words Of Godly Leaders Are Satisfying – 21 “The lips of the righteous feed many, but fools die for lack of sense.”
  4. Godly Leaders’ Desires Are Granted – 24 “What the wicked dreads will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted.”
  5. Godly Leaders Survive Hard Times – 25 “When the tempest passes, the wicked is no more, but the righteous is established forever.”
  6. Godly Leaders Fear The Lord And Have Longer Lives – 27 “The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be short.”
  7. Godly Leaders Have Hope And Joy – 28 “The hope of the righteous brings joy, but the expectation of the wicked will perish.”
  8. The Lord Protects Godly Leaders – 29 “The way of the Lord is a stronghold to the blameless, but destruction to evildoers.”
  9. Godly Leaders Always Win In The Long Run –  30 “The righteous will never be removed, but the wicked will not dwell in the land.”
  10. The Words Of Godly Leaders Brings Wisdom – 31 “The mouth of the righteous brings forth wisdom, but the perverse tongue will be cut off.”
  11. The Words Of Godly Leaders Are Acceptable32 “The lips of the righteous know what is acceptable, but the mouth of the wicked, what is perverse.”

Proverbs 11 with supporting verses

  1. Godly Leaders Are Delivered From Death – 4 “Riches do not profit in the day of wrath, but righteousness delivers from death.”
  2. Godly Leaders Continually Make Great Decisions – 5 “The righteousness of the blameless keeps his way straight, but the wicked falls by his own wickedness.”
  3. Godly Leaders Are Delivered From Their Sin – 6 “The righteousness of the upright delivers them, but the treacherous are taken captive by their lust.”
  4. Godly Leaders Die With Hope – 7 “When the wicked dies, his hope will perish,
        and the expectation of wealth perishes too.”
  5. Godly Leaders Are Delivered From Trouble – 8 “The righteous is delivered from trouble, and the wicked walks into it instead.”
  6. Godly Leaders Are Smart –  9 “With his mouth the godless man would destroy his neighbor, but by knowledge the righteous are delivered.”
  7. Everyone Rejoices When Godly Leaders Succeed – 10 “When it goes well with the righteous, the city rejoices, and when the wicked perish there are shouts of gladness.”
  8. Godly Leaders Can Lift Up Entire Cities – 11 “By the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is overthrown.”
  9. Godly Leaders Are Rewarded For Their Righteousness – 18 “The wicked earns deceptive wages, but one who sows righteousness gets a sure reward.”
  10. Godly Leaders Who Are Faithful Will Live – 19 “Whoever is steadfast in righteousness will live, but he who pursues evil will die.”
  11. Godly Leaders Are A Delight To The Lord – 20 “Those of crooked heart are an abomination to the Lord, but those of blameless ways are his delight.”
  12. Even The Children Of Godly Leaders Are Blessed – 21 “Be assured, an evil person will not go unpunished, but the offspring of the righteous will be delivered.”
  13. Godly Leadership Ends Only In Good – 23 “The desire of the righteous ends only in good, the expectation of the wicked in wrath.”
  14. Favor Is On The Lives Of Godly Leaders – 27 “Whoever diligently seeks good seeks favor, but evil comes to him who searches for it.”
  15. Godly Leaders Will Be Repaid For Their Righteousness – 31 “If the righteous is repaid on earth, how much more the wicked and the sinner!”

Proverbs 12 with supporting verses

  1. The Lord Favors Godly Leaders – 2 “A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of evil devices he condemns.”
  2. Godly Leaders Are Stable –  3 “No one is established by wickedness, but the root of the righteous will never be moved.”
  3. Godly Leaders Have Just Thoughts – 5 “The thoughts of the righteous are just; the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.”
  4. Godly Leaders Deliver Others From Harm – 6 “The words of the wicked lie in wait for blood, but the mouth of the upright delivers them.”
  5. Godly Leaders Stand In Confidence – 7 “The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand.”
  6. Godly Leaders Are Kind – 10 “Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast,
        but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.”
  7. Godly Leaders Bear Fruit – 12 “Whoever is wicked covets the spoil of evildoers, but the root of the righteous bears fruit.”
  8. Godly Leaders Are Set Free By Their Words – 13 “An evil man is ensnared by the transgression of his lips, but the righteous escapes from trouble.”
  9. Godly Leaders Plan Peace And Joy For Others – v 20 “Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.”
  10. Godly Leaders Live In Victory – 21 “No ill befalls the righteous, but the wicked are filled with trouble.”
  11. Godly Leaders Are Role Models And Great Examples To Their Friends – v 26 “One who is righteous is a guide to his neighbor, but the way of the wicked leads them astray.”
  12. Godly Leadership Ends In Life – 28 “In the path of righteousness is life, and in its pathway there is no death.”

I want to once again conclude this post with a rhetorical question.  Would you rather be a righteous leader who seeks after Jesus Christ or an evil leader?


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