Integrity Moments - February 9, 2017

 

Board Qualifications (Part IV)

This week I’m addressing the importance of selecting the right leaders for a board or church. In Titus 1:8, Paul said about overseers, “Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.”

Today we’ll focus on being self-controlled. The meaning of this word in the context of Paul’s directive is someone moderate in their actions and passions.

They have the ability of controlling their emotions and are not addicted or driven by anything that may displease God. A lack of self-control can lead to rash decisions that may steer an individual or company down the wrong path, reflecting poorly on the organization.

A good board member will be one that self-governs their words and actions, and, doesn’t have unbridled passions.

 

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