I have encountered Christian leaders who perhaps have not read these two verses. Those who by virtue of their position consider themselves better than those they were chosen to lead. My experience is that when there is a leader like that, there will be significant problems with the segment of the Body he is leading.
So not only are we not to grasp leadership, but if we are chosen to lead, we are to remember that we do so only by the call and grace of God and that does not make us less needy of God’s grace and leading. In fact based on the requirements for leaders spelled out in the New Testament, it would make the leaders much more dependent on that grace and leading.
Posts in this series:
Grasping at Leadership 2
Grasping at Leadership