Leaders should be trustworthy (Exodus 18: 21)-Exodus 18:21 (NIV) But select capable men from all the people—men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain—and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens.
Leaders look out for the people's best interest (Numbers 27: 16-17)-Numbers 27:16 (NIV) “May the Lord, the God who gives breath to all living things, appoint someone over this community. Numbers 27:17 (NIV) to go out and come in before them, one who will lead them out and bring them in, so the Lord’s people will not be like sheep without a shepherd.”
Leaders should represent God in their decisions (2 Chronicles 19: 5-7)-2 Chronicles 19:5 (NIV) He appointed judges in the land, in each of the fortified cities of Judah. 2 Chronicles 19:6 (NIV) He told them, “Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for mere mortals but for the Lord, who is with you whenever you give a verdict. 2 Chronicles 19:7 (NIV) Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.”
Leaders should receive advice (Proverbs 11: 14)-Proverbs 11:14 (NIV) For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.
Leaders must serve others (Matthew 20: 26-28)-Matthew 20:26 (NIV) Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, Matthew 20:27 (NIV) and whoever wants to be first must be your slave--Matthew 20:28 (NIV) just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Leaders should sacrifice for others (John 10: 11)-John 10:11 (NIV) “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.
Leaders should be obeyed (Romans 13: 1-4)-Romans 13:1 (NIV) Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Romans 13:2 (NIV) Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. Romans 13:3 (NIV) For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. Romans 13:4 (NIV) For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer.
Leaders give an account to God for their actions (Hebrews 13: 17)-Hebrews 13:17 (NIV) Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.