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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Grasping at Leadership 4

How did Christ view His leadership?  Thoughts at DTTB.Continuing working through Hebrews 5, look at verses 5 and 6.  The writer has just told us that the high priest is chosen without taking that position.  He is placed in it.  Then the first words in verse 5 are “so also” (NASB).  That is a structural marker.  In this case strong comparison.  The writer is equating the choice of Jesus as High Priest with the choice of the earthly high priest.  He will point out some significant differences, but the incredible thing the thing that underscores the point of humility, Christ did not take the position.  He was appointed, taken from among the Trinity, to be high priest.

Philippians 2:5 – 8 echoes this reality does it not?  We are to have this same mindset.

If the Son of God did not take leadership but was appointed by the Father.  Perhaps that should be something we should mimic.

Posts in this series:
Grasping at Leadership 3
Grasping at Leadership 2
Grasping at Leadership

1 comment:

  1. Similar process of receiving rather than grasping authority: "...All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me..." Mt 28:18
    However, in that passage Jesus, having received all authority, commands to his disciples and their obedience is implied.

    Where is a proper balance in a leader between serving and motivating?

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