27 No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified.
Paul is telling us that as Christians we must set the example and be all things to all. We must as is sometimes attributed to the sayings of St. Francis, “preach the gospel, and if necessary, use words.”
This is the first premise of leadership. As leaders, especially Christian leaders, we must demonstrate the Be, Know and Do attitudes of Christ. That is we must become an “Alter Christus” or another Christ. We must BE to others as Christ would. We must KNOW spiritual principals as Christ does and we must act or DO in the world as Christ would.
This week in our book study of Character is Destiny we will be studying the character traits exemplified by Lord Nelson who was the epitome of a person who displays the characteristics associated with having the trait of RESPONSIBILITY.