A Courageous Leader

The king took his place of authority beside the pillar and renewed the covenant in the Lord’s presence. He pledged to obey the Lord by keeping all his commands, laws, and decrees with all his heart and soul. He promised to obey all the terms of the covenant that were written in the scroll. (2 Chronicles 34:31 NLT)

Despite the fact that he became king when he was only eight years old, Josiah was an incredibly influential leader.

He confronted the idolatry of the nation by destroying the high places of idol worship. He rediscovered the ancient Law of God and began reading it publicly, reintroducing to his people the God they had abandoned.

Most importantly, Josiah purposes in his own heart to be a man that followed after God.

As a leader I can learn much from Josiah.

1. Leaders must confront destructive behaviors and wrong patterns of life in order to set people free from the traps of the enemy.

2. Leaders must bring people back to God’s Word, so that they can once again hear His voice.

3. Leaders must lead by personal example.


Today I ask you to help me to be a courageous leader, one who is willing to make difficult decisions in order to set people free to be all that God intends.

Help me to declare your Word, so that people can know the truth and know your voice.

And help me to be the man of God that people can look to and learn from.

In Jesus’ name,

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