10 Bible Verses Leaders Must Pay Close Attention To For Success

The bible is the most resourceful book ever written that gives us strategies of how leaders can remain successful after they are elevated to such high office.

Those secrets to success in the bible once given the attention they deserve and put into practice, will lead to immeasurable results. The leadership wisdom we gain is considered a priceless treasure.

While there are encouraging verses, there are warning bible verses that should also scare leaders into getting them to practice what is right. If we ignore any of these verses, as leaders we are in trouble.

So here is a selection of verses leaders must pay close attention to for success. Are you ready?

1. “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves;” ~ Philippians 2:3 

As leaders, we must be careful that our actions are not out of our selfish desires to promote ourselves and our own personal agenda. Instead, we are called to lead with humility and grace, and with a mind to treat those we lead with respect.

We ought not to think of ourselves more important than others, and neither should we be looking down on anyone as being less important or as if they are insignificant.


2. “Treat others the same way you want them to treat you.” ~ Luke 6:31

Stop for a moment and put yourself in the place of others. Some things will quickly come to mind such as, love, respect, acceptance, feeling of appreciation, justice, equity, fairness and so on.

The same way that you and I want to be treated, it is the same way we should treat those we are called to lead.


3. “It is not this way among you, but whoever wishes to become great among you shall be your servant.” ~ Matthew 20:26

If we want to be great as leaders, we must first be servants. We will not be effective and successful as leaders if we have not yet learned the art of submission – to submit ourselves under the authority of God first and then to the ones in authority over us in the secular arena.

Some of the best leaders of today and even those of the past served while leading others, Jesus Himself being the best example of this.


4. “He must increase, but I must decrease.”~ John 3:30

So you are a leader, but did you know that leadership and your life in that office is not about you and I. There is a much higher power and authority far greater than that which we will ever have.


5. “It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, for a throne is established on righteousness.” ~ Proverbs 16:12

As leaders we must be careful of our actions. We must lead with righteousness, truth and integrity if ever we are to be successful. A king’s throne can only be established in righteousness.

If we are leading in wickedness as leaders, clearly it is an abomination unto the Lord. We must commit ourselves to live right and to lead right!


6. “So he shepherds them according to the integrity of his heart, and guided them with his skillful hands” ~ Psalm 78:72

The key word here for leaders is integrity. It is about leading others while we adhere to morals and ethical principles. It is about leading others with an honest heart and good character as we skillfully and carefully guide others on the right path.

What happens behind closed doors or when the lights go out and we are no more in the spotlight? Do we seek to uphold the integrity of the office as a leader? The choice is yours.


7. “But whoever causes one of these little one who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.” ~ Matthew 18:6

This verse is among the scariest bible verse for leaders. We are responsible for those we lead that we do not hurt, injure or lead them astray nor lead them to sin and wrongdoing.

Believe it or not, just like little children, they look to us for guidance and direction as we ourselves are led by God.

It is a great responsibility that we have as leaders. We should never take this for granted but ensure that we lead well.


8. “Watch over your heart with all diligence, for from it flow the spring of life.” ~ Proverbs 4:23

How does this apply to us as leaders? The verse is saying that out of a man’s heart flows the issues of life. It can carry many things in it.

Now whether it is good or bad, it is entirely up to us realizing that one day we will have to give an account for it. It is important then for us to watch carefully over our heart so that we allow the good and the positive things to not only get into it, but to flow from it.

Now my question is, are you putting good things in your heart?


9. “but if a man does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of the church of God.” ~ 1 Timothy 3:15

The test of a true and successful leader begin within our own household. If we cannot master that, how can we succeed in taking care of the church of God or lead effectively at our workplace?

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

Leadership is not an easy role to be in. It can be very lonely at times. Having said that, leaders we will face many challenges and many setbacks. We will gain few friends and many who will not always agree with our decisions.

Nonetheless, let us not become feint in heart or grow weary in doing our jobs. Stay on course, pray without ceasing, draw nigh to God and look to Him for strength and guidance.

In due time, we will reap the reward if we do not grow weary.

Question: Do you have any other bible verses, encouraging or scary as it relates to leaders you would like to add to this list?

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About Yvonne I. Wilson (793 Articles)
Yvonne I. Wilson is known for her prolific, dynamic leadership style with over twenty years in the healthcare industry. She is a trailblazer and a catalyst for change; a positive thinker and someone who is very passionate and optimistic about life. She is mantled as an end-time Apostolic Prophet with an extraordinary spirit of discernment, an exceptionally strong prophetic and healing anointing and a unique gift in prophetic intercessory prayer as she navigates through the realm of the spirit and as she ministers to the nations. With the Agape love of God and His undeniable purpose for which He has called her, God has given her a Prophetic Deliverance Ministry to bring deliverance to His people, to heal the wounded, rejected and emotionally scarred/broken in spirit, to break barriers, old paradigms and false teachings and to rebuild, establish and plant the things of God.

6 Comments on 10 Bible Verses Leaders Must Pay Close Attention To For Success

  1. P V Ariel // July 16, 2015 at 12:29 pm //

    Hi Yvonne,
    Its really good to be here again, I am here today via Enstine’s pages wherein you have been mentioned in a post. I am so glad to read that and I really appreciate you for the way in which you faced all those difficult situations in your life, that was really an amazing note on Enstine’s page.
    Coming to the post of 10 wonderful Bible verses is really worth notable, I would like to repeat the opening para here again: “The bible is the most resourceful book ever written that gives us strategies of how leaders can remain successful after they are elevated to such high office.”
    Yes, it’s filled with wisdom and knowledge for all, and if one follows it diligently one can surely achieve or reach the success level in leadership or for that matter in any field
    Thanks for reminding these verses thru these pages.
    Keep sharing such wisdom thought thru these pages!!! \

    Best Regards
    ~ Phil

    • Hi Phil,

      It’s a great pleasure each time you visit my blog. Your comments not only add value but they are so refreshing and encouraging. Thank you also for taking the time to read Enstine blog in which I was his featured guest.

      We overcome by the words of our testimony and I am always happy to share as I believe the word that it will help someone else get through theirs. We also need to bear witness of the powerful, transforming grace of God that He can turn any life around and bring good out of what the devil meant for evil.

      There is so much wisdom in the Bible. Whatever we go through in life the solution is right there in it. It provides all the guidance we will ever need. We just need to arm and equip ourselves with that truth and we will be saved at the end of it all.

      All the best for you, Enjoy the rest of the week.

  2. Hi Yvonne,

    Love it! Once again you have given us exactly what we needed to hear. To be a great leader one must have a servant heart.

    These are some of the best scriptures. I really like #9 because leadership starts in the home with our families. In the past two years I have made great progress in this area.

    Matthew 20:26 talks about being a servant and a leader. Jesus is the perfect model for leadership because he was always saying and doing the unexpected out of love.

    Thanks for this awesome list to refer to.

    • Hi Vernon

      Great to see you. I am indeed happy to hear that this post resonated with you and your contribution have certainly added more value. Our role model is Jesus and if we truly follow the path that He has prescribed for us, then picture how great our name will become. 🙂

      Congratulations on the strides and the progress that you have made over the past two years in standing out as a leader in your home – that is where ministry actually begins. Children, especially sons, need that role model and someone they can emulate. It is what the world need today as well as too many of our children have turned away from the home and are looking to others to pattern their life from.

      Continue to be encouraged and to keep up the good work you are doing.

      Blessings and do have a great week ahead. 🙂

  3. Proverbs 22:29; Psalms 35:27.

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