Duty and Humility
By: Rick Boxx
February 18, 2013
In 1792 George Washington finished his first term as President of the United States. After a long political career he believed it was time to retire.
His cabinet, however, unanimously disagreed. They knew the country needed Washington’s leadership to bring unity to a divided political landscape. Out of humility and a sense of duty, Washington agreed.
Four years later, Washington humbly declined another term, because he knew a third term would be harmful to the nation. He believed it could lead to dictatorship.
James 3:13 teaches, “Who is wise and understanding among you? Let him show it by his good life, by deeds done in the humility that comes from wisdom.”
The workplace thirsts for true humility like George Washington’s. Are you willing to humbly set aside your personal gain?
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