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Friday, July 1, 2011

Joab: What a tangled web we weave (Part 5) ...Lessons learned

What have we learned from David and Joab this week that we can apply to our own lives? 

1. Use your talents for the greater good

2. Talents and gifts do not automatically make us good people. We must guard our hearts. Pride, envy and selfish ambition will overtake us if we are not care-ful

3. We are not “self-made.” God and many people have had a hand in getting you where you are. Be grateful.

4. Guard your mind. It is all too easy to fall back into a mindset consistent with our baser nature

5. As leaders (like David), we can delegate duties, but we must be sure that our instructions and messages are being carried out. We cannot remove ourselves from the “worker bees” to such an extent that we have no idea what’s going on.

6. Revenge will never serve us well; especially in the long-term

7. Be true to yourself. Situational ethics is no ethics at all.

8. Be kind.

9. Be trust-worthy

10. Don’t waste your talents. Don’t squander what God has given you.

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