Day 228: Moral Leadership

Proverbs 16:13

Good leaders abhor wrongdoing of all kinds; sound leadership has a moral foundation.


Leadership must meet the moral challenge of the day.

There has always been a deficit of moral leadership – it’s not new to our day; however, we must be courageous enough to recognize and even demand that our leaders have morality at their foundation.

It is not our position at FivestarMan to be political, but I want to use an example demonstrating the need for moral clarity. During the Clinton scandal, the argument for his defense became that his inappropriate relationship with an intern was a “personal” matter. That argument would never fly in the private sector – a CEO would be escorted immediately.

Unfortunately, the collateral damage of excusing this abhorrent behavior had repercussions on the nation. As a pastor, I saw the definition of “sexual relationship” become merely “friends with benefits.” The foundation stone of morality was redefined.


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  1. Craig Reese on August 16, 2014 at 7:49 am

    Pastor Neil,
    I have had the pleasure of hearing you speak several times here in Auburn, Al. at the City Church. And I continue to enjoy what the Holy Spirit is ministering through you for the daily devotions of Fivestarman. Thank you for your faithfulness and daily OBEDIENCE to HIS voice. I pray that The Lord will continue to prosper you in every path that He leads you.

    • Neil Kennedy on August 16, 2014 at 7:54 am

      Thank you very much for your encouraging comment. The Daily Champion has proven to be a task that I enjoy, especially when I hear from guys like yourself who are faithful to read and share. We want to encourage men daily in their daily commute to be authentic man. Thanks again – I look forward to seeing you the next time I’m at City Church.