Tips For Leaders Volume No. 19

TOPIC: LAW OF PRIORITIES: PASS THEM ON

TEXT: Deuteronomy 6:4-9

An old phrase says, “The leader’s job is to keep the main thing, the main thing.” Moses attempts to do this in Deuteronomy 6 by reminding the Israelites that their existence revolves around loving God. He also tells family leaders how to transfer truth to their children. Reggie Joiner notes the principles Moses develops:

1. Relationship comes before rules (v.5).
2. Truth must be in you before it can be in them (v.6).
3. Each day offers natural opportunities for teaching (v.7).
a. When you sit at home: meal time
b. When you walk along the road: drive time
c. When you lie down: bedtime
d. When you get up: get-ready time

4. Repetition is the teacher’s best friend (vv.8,9).
Make use of all of these opportunities. Decide on issues you can discuss and ask questions of each other: Pray about your priorities together. (John C. Maxwell).