Leadership in Context Episode 111 Show Notes
What Does Covenant Look Like? Pt6
Leadership in Context with Keith Tucci
A Recap: Saul had done nothing but evil to David. Yet David doesn’t do a cancel culture on Saul. David seeks out Mephibosheth from Saul’s house. David could have said, “Jonathan’s house,” but he said of Saul’s house. Mephibosheth was Jonathan’s son who was crippled from age five. Machir took Mephibosheth in at great consequence. (2 Samuel 9)
COVENANT PEOPLE SEE THEMSELVES AS AMBASSADORS OF GOD.
When you read harrowing stories like those of Corrie Ten Boom or Machir taking in Mephibosheth, in those incredible situations there arises a man or woman whose voice is predominant and who sees their position (not their circumstances) as a place where God’s Kingdom should come. They see themselves as ambassadors of God.
There is a history in Scripture where godly men and women hid others from oppressive tyrants. Moses’ mother hid Moses, and look who he turned out to be. In 2 Samuel, the unnamed lady hid David’s spies. In 2 Kings 18:4, Obadiah hid the prophets from Jezebel. In Acts 9, the disciples hid Paul from the crowd at Damascus.
When I was living in Florida, I was indicted on 41 counts of contempt of court because there were 41 pro-life defendants who were accused of violating a state injunction, and I refused to identify them. I would not confirm if they were there nor give any names. The judge tried to argue that I could be sentenced to up to 20 years—6 months for each contempt of court. The truth was that it was just one act of refusing to listen to the court and give the names—1 contempt of court. I was sentenced to 6 months in jail. I was let out of jail after 18 days, right before Christmas. God gave me favor in jail.
I’m not trying to compare myself to some of the heroic acts we see throughout history. The truth is that I was inspired by people in the Bible. I didn’t think it was my job to give the names of pro-life defendants who were just doing the right thing.
There comes a time when pro-life people really understand, when Christians really understand, when covenant people really understand that they are ambassadors of another Kingdom. We are answerable to a higher power. There is A Supreme Court that is greater than the United States Supreme Court.
COVENANT PEOPLE CARRY OTHERS AS A PRIVILEGE.
There will be times in your life where there is someone who is broken. That broken person might have gotten there by their own foolishness or consequence of sin. Or maybe like Mephibosheth, they didn’t get there on their own. Maybe someone else broke them or they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. They could be physically broken, financially broken, or emotionally broken. That person, regardless of how they ended up broken, is still a person and needs someone to lift them up and carry them. Covenant people will do that.
Is there someone in your life right now or someone who has passed through your life that has gone through a hard time and they need a phone call or a visit from you? Maybe you have strength today—physical, time, financial—that you could share with someone. You definitely have Good News strength that you could share with someone who really needs to hear it.
Covenant people see themselves as ambassadors. Covenant people see carrying people not as an interruption in their life or an irritation, but as a divine invitation and opportunity.
I bet there is someone out there right now who has some brokenness and a covenant call from you would be a great blessing in their life.
Join us next week as Keith Tucci continues to put leadership truth in the context of the local church. And as always, please like, share, rate/review, and invite others to listen. See you next week!