Deuteronomy 17:18-20 (MSG): “The first thing he [a leader] must do is make himself a copy of this Revelation….to remain at his side at all times; he is to study it every day so taht he may learn what it means to fear his God, living in reverant obedience….He must not become proud and arrogant, changing the commands at a whim to suit himself or making up his own versions. If he reads and learns, he will have a long reign….”

A prayer for leaders:  “My Father, this passage reminds me that Your Word is the first place and my daily place to go in order to know what to do, what is Your bidding. Sources of human strength cannot be consulted first. Hopefully, they (self, counselors, experience, etc.) only confirm Your decisions as You speak through them. Help me never stop learning from Your Word and Your daily words to me so that I have a truly successful and impacting leadership life ahead of me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”