There is no substitute for loyalty. Loyalty is not something you do, it’s something you are. Every leader needs loyal people. Culture has said that loyal people are “yes men”. However, that is not what loyalty is.
Loyalty is an unwavering commitment to a person or a cause that inspires you to give and do your best. So, a loyal person will not always agree but even when they don’t agree they don’t abandon you. Loyal people will share their thoughts with you openly and honestly. Every person needs loyal people.
David had loyal men around him. When he was in battle, he had men who he knew “had his back” regardless of the circumstance. With three loyal men, David did great exploits. Men, who had broken lives, were looking for something “real” and they found David. These men wanted to be a part of this exemplary group of men. Loyalty is a very attractive character trait and no effective leader can operate without loyal people. Do you have loyal people around you? Ask God to reveal them to you!
Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 12:19-14:17; Romans 1:1-17; Psalm 9:13-20; Proverbs 19:4-5