Tag: Strategic

David and Jonathan: Loyalty and Support for a Chosen Leader

Loyalty and Support for a Chosen Leader


Interactions between David and Jonathan illustrate a “Perfect Heart for Strategic Alliance.” As the son of 1st king of Israel and 2nd in command to his father, Jonathan had what would appear a legitimate shot at succeeding his father as king. However, a young man David that was recruited as harp player for Saul impressed Jonathan as a brave man with special leadership skills and faith of God. Jonathan did not see David as a hostile competitor for the throne of Israel as his father, Saul, advised him several times. Instead, he saw in David qualities of a chosen leader and believed that his role is to support David to be the best leader he could.

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Master versus Innovative Subordinate: Saul Tries to Kill David

Saul Tries to Kill David: Jealous and Afraid


How Should a Master and an Innovative Subordinate Relate? Interactions between Saul and David after David killed Goliath indicate useful answers. David remained in Saul’s service after killing Goliath and was threatened by Saul because Saul was jealous and afraid of him. Saul was jealous of David because he killed Goliath and led Israel to victory over the Philistines at a time that Saul, the king, was visibly too frightened to try. He was afraid of David because God was with David and had left Saul, and David was successful and impressed the people of Israel in everything he did. Therefore, Saul, the master, felt out-performed by his subordinate, David, and reacted by threatening to kill him.

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Perfect Heart for Strategic Alliance 1st of 2 Parts

Wisdom of the Other Boat


What should you do when another person wins an opportunity that you would have liked to have won yourself? We examine the question in this bible study on the “Perfect Heart for Strategic Alliance,” third in a four-part series featuring the proceedings of the Banking Blessings seminar on the “Power of Strategic Alliance.”

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Principles of Strategic Alliance

Company and Crowd


A colleague or co-worker that understands, accepts, and respects you and your vision can be a valuable asset in accomplishing your goals. This bible study, Principles of Strategic Alliance, is the second of a four-part series featuring the proceedings of the Banking Blessings Ministry seminar on the Power of Strategic Alliance. In the first part, we learned that people that God places in our life can be classified into two broad groups based on the types of relationships and alliances; your company and your crowd.

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