What Jesus teaches about Leadership


Leadership is a quality that impacts not just the individual in charge but also everyone they influence. In a world that often equates leadership with power and prestige, Jesus offers us a radically different perspective. His example shows us that true leadership is grounded in humility, service, and self-sacrifice. Are you ready to learn about this transformative approach to leadership that can make a profound difference in your life and the lives of those around you? Dive into this devotional, and you’ll discover how Jesus’ teachings can inspire and guide you to lead with love and integrity.

Bible Verse

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” — Mark 10:45 (NIV)


The Bible verse from Mark 10:45 encapsulates Jesus’ entire philosophy on leadership. Unlike worldly leaders who often seek to be served, Jesus shows us that the essence of leadership lies in serving others selflessly. His life is a testament to putting others’ needs before His own, offering us a blueprint for what godly leadership looks like.

In a society that often prizes status and personal gain, Jesus’ teachings offer a refreshing contrast. He urges His followers to seek humility and prioritize the well-being of others. This idea of servant leadership means that a true leader is someone who uplifts and supports those they lead, rather than seeking their own glory.

Moreover, Jesus’ willingness to “give his life as a ransom for many” showcases the ultimate act of self-sacrifice. This level of commitment and love for others is the cornerstone of Christian leadership. It’s about being willing to make personal sacrifices for the greater good, guiding others through service and love.

Actions to Take

  • Practice Humility: Be willing to take on tasks that may seem beneath you. There’s no act too small when done in love and service to others.

  • Listen Actively: Truly listen to those you lead. Understand their needs, struggles, and aspirations. This makes them feel valued and helps you lead more effectively.

  • Serve Selflessly: Look for ways to serve others without expecting anything in return. It’s in giving that we receive the most profound fulfillment.

  • Promote Others: Encourage and elevate the people around you. Celebrate their successes and help them grow.

  • Emulate Jesus: Reflect on Jesus’ life and teachings regularly. Let His example guide your actions and decisions.

Journal Prompts

  • When was the last time you practiced humility in your leadership? How did it impact those around you?

  • Who in your life could benefit from your service today? What can you do to help them?

  • How can you incorporate active listening into your daily interactions?

  • Reflect on a time when someone served you selflessly. How did that make you feel?

  • In what ways can you promote and encourage the people you lead?


Dear Jesus, thank You for showing us what true leadership looks like. Guide me to lead with humility, love, and service. Help me to prioritize the needs of others before my own and to be a source of encouragement and support. May Your example inspire my actions, and may I always seek to uplift those around me. Amen.

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  • 🙏 "In a world where everyone wants to be a boss, be a servant. Jesus showed us that real power comes from humility." #Humility #ChristianLeadership

  • 💖 "Leadership isn’t about being in charge. It’s about taking care of the people in your charge. Lead with love today!" #LeadWithLove #Inspiration

  • 🌲 "Great leaders don’t set out to be leaders. They set out to make a difference. It’s never about the role—always about the goal." #PurposeDriven #Leadership

  • ✨ "To lead is to serve. The best leaders are those who serve others selflessly." #ServantHeart #JesusLeadership


Jesus’ teachings on leadership challenge us to rethink what it means to lead. It’s not about power or prestige, but about serving others with love and humility. By emulating Jesus, we can transform our approach to leadership and make a meaningful impact on those around us.

Thank you for exploring this devotional with us at BGodInspired.com. We hope it has encouraged and inspired you. Stay tuned for more devotionals that will help you grow in your faith and leadership journey. Remember, in serving others, we truly lead.

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