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Saturday, June 12, 2010

Day 162: Hiram Nobility

Today's Reading: 1 Kings 7; 2 Chronicles 4

Something just dawned on me today...the book we are reading is called first Kings. Now before you think I'm stating the obvious, think about this: The very first request of the King was to ask for wisdom and his very first task was to build the temple.

I think this is what defines a Good King---a Great King!

Then, the King pairs up with Hiram (Huram). "Hiram" means "noble one." "Noble" is defined as "possessing very high and excellent qualities arising from superiority of mind, character, ideals and morals."

So leaders, listen up!

If you are called to serve over people, get your priorities straight before you exercise any power.

Get some wisdom. Better yet, beg God for wisdom. You will need it! The challenges of leadership are huge. You will have to make decisions. You will have to discern between truth and falsehood. You will have to gather people together to accomplish tasks. Wisdom is the key in leadership.

Make sure you are building for God's purposes and not your own glory. Be willing to work toward the good, no matter how long it takes. Don't be distracted.

Gather Hirams around you. Find skilled, willing and noble cohorts who understand the goals. Do not be tempted to grab people for leadership just because they are willing or available. Discern their "nobility."

Do you know some Hirams who have helped you in tasks of greatness?

Perhaps today is the day to thank God for them.

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