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Listen and Ask

The difference between good and great leaders is their ability to listen and ask questions.

Read Luke 2:46 to see an example.

 


Search Me, O God

Listen to your heart’s yearning for God.

Your flesh tries to rule you. Fight against it. Realize how its pleasures last only a short time.

Break the bondage by continuing to think of the eternal. Listen to God’s Spirit and submit. Give Him an opportunity to speak to you through: your prayer time, your Bible reading, your serving, and your praise. Yield control to the Spirit.

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Listen or Look for Faults?

Consider the nature of the people in the crowds around Jesus as He shared the parables in Luke 15.

  • Publicans: social outcasts of their day, notoriously dishonest, gathered more taxes than Rome required
  • Sinners: those who everyone knew had “missed the mark” regarding righteousness
  • Pharisees: zealots who were outwardly religious, strived to impress others, condemned others, avoided even touching sinners
  • Scribes: spent time copying scriptures, others accepted them as experts, their attitudes were similar to those of the Pharisees

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