Leadership and Morality


I took this photo at the National Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, but I post it because of what I was reading this morning from a book that a dear friend just sent to me. 

There was a message shared the Sunday after President Lincoln's death by Phillips Brooks, a great man of God. You have to read and think about this, but it is profound in the sense that Pastor Brooks was offended that many thought Lincoln to be moral but not so much an intellectual. So, he wanted to make the point that wisdom that comes from God reflects morality based on God's Word, and those two things combine to make a great leader that is led by God as God blesses a nation. He very eloquently put it this way, "It is the great advantage of such characters as Lincoln's that they unite what God has joined together and what man has put asunder. In him (Lincoln) was vindicated the greatness of real goodness and the goodness of real greatness. The two were one flesh."

I'm praying that America is looking for that kind of man again.

Ken Jenkins
Ken Jenkins