Signs of a True Leader

Did the Lord make Moses a leader of Israel or did Moses do it himself? The way to answer that question is to see how he handled those who challenged his position.
Korah, along with two hundred fifty other leaders in Israel, challenged the leadership of Moses, saying that he took too much upon himself. Did Moses take authority upon himself, or did the Lord place it upon Moses? You will see by the first thing Moses did and the first thing he said, “So when Moses heard it, he fell on his face; and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, ‘Tomorrow morning the LORD will show who is His and who is holy, and will cause him to come near to Him. That one whom He chooses He will cause to come near to Him'” (Numbers 16:4-5).
Moses did not get in the face of Korah, but fell on his own face. That showed humility. That showed Moses was not a power-hungry man. That showed that the whole affair of leading Israel out of Egypt and the giving of laws to them did not come from his own authority, but he worked for someone higher.
Moses did not challenge Korah, but simply put the matter in the hands of the Lord, saying that the Lord would show the next day whom He had chosen. You can tell that Moses did not feel personally insulted, but saw the whole issue of Korah’s challenge as a challenge against the Lord.
How do you handle challenges to your leadership?

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