(Isaiah 42) "He will not shout or cry out, or raise his voice in the streets. A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he will bring forth justice" (Isa 42:2-3).
Theme: The primary failure and weakness of Christian leaders is the failure to truly be a servant, to be unassuming, gentle and humble, especially when angry and upset or when someone ruffles their feathers or messes with their hair. No one can do what God expects, yet no one is excused from not doing so. One who imposes his way on others is not displaying the way of Christ (Mt 12:17-21; Phil 2:7-8), the ultimate Servant who does not lord over others.
Meek and mighty. The Servant is gentle yet powerful. But usually when people are gentle they are not powerful; when they are powerful they are not gentle. One of the easiest things for a leader to do is to intimidate, coerce, scare, guilt-trip, pull rank and lord over others. However, Amy Carmichael said...
“For a cup brimful of sweet water cannot spill even one drop of bitter water, however suddenly jolted.”