Fire of God
"Who among us shall dwell with the devouring fire? Who among us shall dwell with everlasting burnings? He who walks righteously and speaks uprightly, He who despises the gain of oppressions, Who gestures with his hands, refusing bribes, Who stops his ears from hearing of bloodshed, And shuts his eyes from seeing evil: He will dwell on high;His place of defense will be the fortress of rocks; Bread will be given him, His water will be sure." Isaiah 33:14-16
Who can stand up under the purification process of God? Who can remain unchanged through the fire of God? That's the question Isaiah asks and answers. He lays out a list of traits for the kind of people who can stand up in a crisis. Ponder his description:
Integrity: The leader's life and words match.
Justice: The leader rejects dishonest gain.
Convictions: The leader's values won't allow him or her to accept bribes.
Positive focus: The leader refuses to dwell on destructive issues.
Pure: The leader disciplines his or her mind to remain clean and pure.
Secure: The leader is firm, stable in his identity and source of strength.
Excerpt from The Maxwell Leadership Bible.