Biblical Leadership Quotes

Biblical Leadership Quotes are taken from the Old and New Testament of the Bible.  Those quoted here are from The Message Bible

"Most of the great leaders in Scripture were made, not born. 

Happily for us, God is still making them today. 

Could you be one?" - John C. Maxwell

Biblical Leadership Quotes - New Testament
The Message Bible

"You're blessed when you can show people how to cooperate instead of compete or fight.  That's when you discover who you really are...."                - Matthew 5:9

"Here is a simple, rule-of-thumb guide for behavior:  Ask yourself what you want people to do for you, then grab the initiative and do it for them."          - Matthew 7:12


Biblical Leadership Quotes - Old Testament
The Message Bible

"Love and truth form a good leader; sound leadership is founded on loving integrity." - Proverbs 20:28

"Good leadership is a channel of water controlled by God; He directs it to whatever ends He choses." - Proverbs 21:1

"A good leader motivates, doesn't mislead, doesn't exploit." - Proverbs 16:10

"Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds; sound leadership has a moral foundation." - Proverbs 16:12

"Good leaders cultivate honest speech; they love advisors who tell them the truth." - Proverbs 16:13

"The mark of a good leader is loyal followers; leadership is nothing without a following." - Proverbs 14:28

"Wise men and women are always learning, always listening for fresh insights." - Proverbs 18:15

"It's better to be wise than strong; intelligence outranks muscle any day."      - Proverbs 24:5

"Strategic planning is the key to warfare; to win, you need a lot of good counsel." - Proverbs 24:6

"Remove the wicked from leadership and authority will be credible and God-honoring." - Proverbs 25:5

"You don't have to be a "natural" to become a great leader; you simply need a heart for God and a teachable spirit." - John C. Maxwell

"Don't call attention to yourself; let others do that for you." - Proverbs 27:2

"If you honor your boss, you'll be honored." - Proverbs 27:18

"When the country is in chaos, everybody has a plan to fix it--but it takes a leader of real understanding to straighten things out." - Proverbs 28:2

"Lead good people down a wrong path and you'll come to a bad end; do good and you'll be rewarded for it." - Proverbs 28:10

"When good people run things, everyone is glad, but when the ruler is bad, everyone groans." - Proverbs 29:3

"A leader of good judgement gives stability; an exploiting leader leaves a trail of waste." - Proverbs 29:5

"When the leader listens to malicious gossip, all the workers get infected with evil." - Proverbs 29:12

"Leadership gains authority and respect when the voiceless poor are treated fairly." - Proverbs 29:14

"Leaders can't afford to make fools of themsevles." - Proverbs 31:4b

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