IT ALWAYS SEEMS TO BE OIL ON THE TALL GUYS

We are fascinated with the tall and handsome.  It’s both Biblical and historical.  I’ll show you both.

We are so quickly putting oil on the tall guy’s head.

 

Please don’t be offended by this blog.

This is not a knock against the vertically challenged or a indictment against  tall people;  it is a challenge to be God like and to shun being fascinated by the outward. Someone may be short in stature but huge in heart and someone can be tall in stature and small in heart.  The outward is not the indication of what is happening on the inward. God sees much different than we see.

I’ll show you what I mean.

 

 

Saul is mentioned in the Bible for the first time in I Samuel 9:2. 

2 He had a son whose name was Saul, a choice and handsome man, and there was not a more handsome person than he among the sons of Israel; from his shoulders and up he was taller than any of the people.

 

And he will soon be Israel’s first king and everything is wrong about him being king from the get go. It was never God’s intention but man’s invention.

 

And to add insult to injury the Bible speaks to him being captivating on the outward and nothing about his insides.

 

Man has a fascination with looks, appearance and the outward.  Image means everything to man.

Where God looks at the heart, man still looks at the outward appearance.(I Samuel 16:7)

 

And there is something about TALL that fascinates mankind.  This was Saul’s inroad to royalty, a tall guy. How insane is that?

 

Nothing in this verse about this man Saul speaks to his character, everything was outward….tall and handsome. And we still choose leaders today according to height and looks and image.


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A Scary Checklist for Those in Leadership

 An old book on leadership that touched me many, many years ago was “Spiritual Leadership” by J Oswald Sanders. This was before you could find a leadership book in a Christian book store. No John Maxwell books existed then and in fact,  he may not have been born yet. Sander’s insights are keen and anointed. Here is a summary of chapter 5 on some criteria to see if you have the ingredients of leadership. It’s not exhaustive , nor conclusive, but it makes you become introspective, I know it did me.  The more I read the more I knew I need God for what He has called me to.

It was a really scary checklist. And the more I read the more I prayed.

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HOW A 90 YEAR OLD LETTER TOUCHED ME

HOW A 90 YEAR OLD LETTER TOUCHED ME

 

 

Here is my quick RANT….

I don’t like Leadership books

They are too sterile for me.

 

 

That’s probably why I don’t like many academia books They are written from an office not from the battlefield Missionary books do something for me….

Reading the theology of E Stanley Jones or Oswald Chambers from the field means way more to me than the PHD from Cambridge

Dr D Martyn Lloyd-Jones’ writings mean a great deal to me than a Dr from a seminary. He wrote it as he pastored not simply from research.

Boots on the ground writing as an authority to it that academia can’t provide or match.


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