Exodus 39: Leaders Care about Their Followers
As a leader, it is important to make sure that all your followers recognize that you value them.
Exo 39:42 According to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel made all the work.
Exo 39:43 And Moses did look upon all the work, and, behold, they had done it as the LORD had commanded, even so had they done it: and Moses blessed them.
When all of this work was done and Moses saw that everything was done in the way that God had commanded, he blessed the people of Israel.
It is important to remember that if any of us are put in a leadership position, we need to make sure that we are indeed the right type of leader. Here are some guidelines from 1 Timothy that are typically applied to pastors, but I believe we all can learn from them wherever we are in life.
1Ti 3:1 This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
1Ti 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach;
1Ti 3:3 Not given to wine, no striker, not greedy of filthy lucre; but patient, not a brawler, not covetous;
1Ti 3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
I think that the particular tie between these two passages comes exactly from the word hospitality. Hospitality essentially means that you enjoy being with people and interacting with them. Obviously, part of that is appreciating people for what they are capable of doing.
This almost makes me think about how Jesus led while He was here on earth. He was definitely in charge, but He cared about His people. When people were sick, He healed them. He was involved in their lives like He was with Mary and Martha when Lazarus died.
You need to stay in touch with the people you are leading, and it is great that Moses was doing that at the end of Exodus. Leadership is a responsibility rather than a right, so if you are in a leadership position, you need to put forth your best effort to help those who are following you.