This post on scriptures on leadership was inspired by reading Napolean Hill’s Outwitting the Devil: The Secret to Freedom and Success. During this book, Hill interviews the Devil to learn about the secret to success. In this process, we learn from the role of religion as a counterpart to the Devil. Although I do not view myself as a religious man but more as an individual who routinely struggles with my faith. I believe there is merit in reading scriptures on leadership and think that doing so provides an excellent opportunity for self-reflection and a way to analyze leadership through God.

After reading the scripture, we hope you take the time to reflect and consider your personal thoughts on about the scriptures on leadership. To get the most out of this post, apply your individual critical thought about the scripture and reflect. At the Tidal Wave Leader, we welcome all religions and believe in learning from one another. When we take the time to learn from one another, we can apply these teachings in unique settings or in fresh manners. As always, we welcome your comments after reading the selection of scripture on leadership.

The scriptures on leadership we chose address commitment, conviction, competency, and character. These passages show that it is important to have a commitment to Jesus Christ and indicates what outcomes you may experience from this commitment. When it comes to analyzing leadership, we must resist making final judgments about an individual without considering the scope of their actions and the consistency of their actions. Competency comes from practice and developing one skills and craft. Ultimately, is the character of the leader in alignment with Christ. As followers, we have the responsibility to choose who to follow as it is an active process and one we should not do blindly. In analyzing the scripture on leadership, we choose to break them up into seven categories: purpose, training and development, overcoming fear, perseverance, facing competition, treatment of followers, and follower perception of the leader.

Scriptures on Leadership

Leadership Purpose

And I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” Then I said, “Here am I! Send me.” Isaiah 6:8

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28

Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. John14:1

Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him, and he will act. Psalm 37:5

Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” Isaiah 35:4

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

Watch over your heart with all diligence, For from it flow the springs of life. Proverbs 4:23

Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. Galatians 6:9me.” Isaiah 6:8

Training and Development

Do you see a man skillful in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before obscure men. Proverbs 22:29

For if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? 1 Tomothy 3:5

Overcoming Fear

But even if you should suffer for righteousness’ sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled. 1 Peter 3:14

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance. Romans 5:3

I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins. John 8:24


I can do all things through him who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13

The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. Proverbs 16:9

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Facing Competition

When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7

Remember your leaders, those who spoke to you the word of God. Consider the outcome of their way of life, and imitate their faith. Hebrews 13:7

The nations raged, but your wrath came, and the time for the dead to be judged, and for rewarding your servants, the prophets and saints, and those who fear your name, both small and great, and for destroying the destroyers of the earth.” Revelation 11:18

And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” Genesis 1:28

He must increase, but I must decrease. John 3:30

Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory. Proverbs 11:14

Treatment of Followers

So I took the heads of your tribes, wise and experienced men, and set them as heads over you, commanders of thousands, commanders of hundreds, commanders of fifties, commanders of tens, and officers, throughout your tribes. Deuteronomy 1:15

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. John 10:11

So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Mathew 7:12

That you may be blameless and innocent, children of God without blemish in the midst of a crooked and twisted generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world. Philippians 2:15

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife. A servant who deals wisely will rule over a son who acts shamefully and will share the inheritance as one of the brothers. The crucible is for silver, and the furnace is for gold, and the Lord tests hearts. An evildoer listens to wicked lips, and a liar gives ear to a mischievous tongue. Whoever mocks the poor insults his Maker; he who is glad at calamity will not go unpunished. Proverbs 17:1-28

Let love be genuine. Abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good. Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor. Romans 12:9-10

Follower Perception Toward the Leader

Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. “Honor your father and mother” (this is the first commandment with a promise), “that it may go well with you and that you may live long in the land.” Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Slaves, obey your earthly masters with fear and trembling, with a sincere heart, as you would Christ. Ephesians 6:1-24

Not many of you should become teachers, my brothers, for you know that we who teach will be judged with greater strictness. James 3:1

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