20 Bible Verses on Leadership

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20 Bible Verses on Leadership

One of the foundational pieces to our prayer life is meditating on Scriptures. Sometimes, I will be reading my Bible and a Scripture pops out at me. Often, it speaks to what I’m going through in life at that moment. Other times, I know I need help in an area of life, so I pray certain Scriptures over my life. Today, I wanted to list out some of the greatest Bible verses on leadership for you. These have personally helped me in my own life, and I pray they help you today as well. If one sticks out to you as you’re going down the list, I encourage you to write it down. Stick it somewhere you’ll see it on a daily basis. I believe God has something to teach you!

Leadership as Exemplified in the Bible

  1. “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
  2.  “So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.” Matthew 7:12
  3. “Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,” Matthew 20:26
  4. “Be sure you know the condition of your flocks, give careful attention to your herds; for riches do not endure forever, and a crown is not secure for all generations.” Proverbs 27:23-24
  5. “From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:16
  6. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters,” Colossians 3:22
  7. “Let no one despise you for your youth, but set the believers an example in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, in purity.” 1 Timothy 4:12
  8. “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9
  9. “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3
  10. “Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety.” Proverbs 11:4
  11. “And I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding.” Jeremiah 3:15
  12. “Where there is no guidance the people fall, But in abundance of counselors there is victory.” Proverbs 11:14
  13. “So he shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart, And guided them with his skillful hands.” Psalm 78:72
  14. ” Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens.” Exodus 18:21
  15. “Let us not lose heart in doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary.” Galatians 6:9
  16. “He who is slow to anger is better than the mighty, And he who rules his spirit than he who takes a city” Proverbs 16:32
  17. “Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might…” Ecclesiastes 9:10
  18. “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good” Romas 12:21
  19. “Also do not take to heart everything people say, Lest you hear your servant cursing you.” Ecclesiastes 7:21
  20. “Whoever guards his mouth and tongue, Keeps his soul from troubles.” Proverbs 21:23

Which Bible verses on leadership popped out at you today? I encourage you to leave it in the comments below or in your journal. Reflect on what that verse can teach you! Are there any you think I left out? Let me know in the comments!

Billy Epperhart
Billy Epperhart
  • Murray Blurton
    Posted at 04:28h, 23 September Reply

    Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5

    • Billy Epperhart
      Billy Epperhart
      Posted at 09:51h, 30 September Reply

      That is a great one, thank you for sharing!

      Billy Epperhart

  • Hermenia Carroll
    Posted at 05:51h, 23 September Reply

    #20…I talk too much

    • Billy Epperhart
      Billy Epperhart
      Posted at 09:51h, 30 September Reply

      We all have had to learn that lesson at some point in our life!

      Billy Epperhart

  • jabulane
    Posted at 06:29h, 23 September Reply


  • Shirlee Ann Walker
    Posted at 08:39h, 23 September Reply

    Jeremiah 1:5. A couple of things this morning have happened that remind me “I am set a part.”

    • Billy Epperhart
      Billy Epperhart
      Posted at 09:52h, 30 September Reply

      Yes, such a good one!

      Billy Epperhart

  • Emmanuel zulu
    Posted at 09:42h, 23 September Reply

    For me 19

    • Billy Epperhart
      Billy Epperhart
      Posted at 09:53h, 30 September Reply

      Yes, that one spoke to me as well!

      Billy Epperhart

  • Karin Jilke
    Posted at 07:40h, 24 September Reply

    Hiob 22:28

    Was du dir vornimmst, lässt er dir gelingen, und das Licht wird auf deinen Wegen scheinen. (Luther-German)

    You will succeed in all you do, and light will shine on your path. (Good News – English)

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