HH, Sir Godfrey Gregg D.Div
10. A Good Judge of Character
Jesus knew the hearts of men (John 2:24-25) and he urged us to be perceptive in assessing others (Matthew 7:15).
Leaders must know who is fit for what kind of work.
Good leaders have good noses.
- They can snoop out barnacles in a hurry, that is, people who are forever listening but never learning or changing.
- They can detect potential when they see it in a beginner.
- They can hear in a short time the echoes of pride and hypocrisy and worldliness.
The spiritual leader steers a careful course between the dangers of rigid pigeonholing on the one hand and indifference on the other hand.