The list of leaders throughout the Bible is extensive. Each leader selected would hold significance for a variety of reasons, depending on the individual.
One such leader in the Old Testament is Moses. An examination of his life indicates the grooming of a godly leader who represents wisdom, strength, and tenacity.
A key thought expressed by Moses as he neared the end of his life is found in the last sermon of Deuteronomy.
As Moses addressed the nation of Israel he presented them with a blessing and a curse, life and death. He urged them to choose life that they might live.
Amidst the challenges of leadership in this postmodern, excessively individualistic world, perhaps the simple approach to the choices offered by Moses can redirect our attention to the heart of the matter.
God extends the same offer now as He did through Moses: a blessing and a curse, life and death. The choice is made by each individual.
As leaders, our task is to appeal to choose wisely, choose life that they might live.