Biblical Leaders In The Bible

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Many different leaders were mentioned throughout the Bible; each with their own characteristics that contributed into making them either strong or weak Biblical leaders. For example, cultural influences determined the leaders’ strength or fall into temptation. A strong Biblical leader needed to have a behavior that people could follow after and use for guidance for their own actions. Throughout the Bible, many strong leaders with unique traits rose up in times of desperation. The way Biblical leaders viewed the world affected how they led and what they were remembered for. Outside influences impacted the leaders, but through their faith in God, they persevered. To start off, there were a plethora of traits that depicted a strong …show more content…
God granted him wisdom on how to kill Eglon by instructing Ehud to put his sword under his clothes, on his right side, since he was a left-handed man. Guards checked for swords on the left side and not the right, so God granted him wisdom on how to kill Eglon and rescue His people. Last of all, a strong Biblical leader needed to have courage and preparedness for the challenges that would come their way. For example, Gideon had the courage to take on the Midianites with only trumpets, jars, and three-hundred men. Faithfulness, wisdom, and courage were three traits that depicted a strong Biblical leader. Furthermore, cultural influences affected Biblical leaders and contributed to their worldview. For example, Samson was chosen by God to lead the Israelites, but the influences of the world were too strong for him to resist. Philistine women came along, and Samson fell into the temptation of their beauty. Also, Samson was tempted by alcohol, and that led to bad decisions and made the Israelites not fully obey him. Samson put his trust in earthly things, such as women, and did not put his whole trust in God. Also, Samson’s downfall was attributed to associating himself with the wrong people. He fell in love with the …show more content…
Judges 17:6 (NIV) states: “In those days Israel had no king; everyone did as they saw fit”. Also, the Israelites started becoming less confident in their abilities without a strong leader encouraging them. Throughout the Bible, the leaders who rose up during times of chaos were not strong as they did not have a Biblical example to follow after. Overall, God used imperfect human beings in the Bible to demonstrate strong and weak Biblical leaders. In conclusion, faithfulness, wisdom, and courage were three strong Biblical traits that were exhibited in the strong leaders with a Biblical world view. Cultural influences, along with a lack of Biblical authority, affected the way leaders viewed the world, giving them a worldly view instead of a Biblical worldview. A Biblical leader needed to trust in God, especially when challenges came their way. Without a strong leader in place, weaknesses began to bleed through and chaos occurred. “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers” (Proverbs 11:14, NIV). God gave us many examples throughout the Bible of strong and weak Biblical leaders. He used ordinary people throughout the Bible to

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