Commentary by Greg Stier at The Christian Post:
The best leader of all time, Jesus Christ himself, led from the front. He boldly took on the religious establishment of his day without flinching. He stood up for the poor and oppressed when nobody else would. He challenged the stone-throwing hypocrites by protecting a scarlet-lettered woman, putting himself in harm’s way so that she could be saved. He wrapped himself in a towel and washed the dirty feet of his disciples to show them how to lead from the front. He got mud on his 'uniform' and then he got blood on it."And he [Jesus Christ] said to them all, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me" (Luke 9:23).
Leading from the front is the most effective way to lead a family, a ministry or a company. Let’s not be afraid of heavy lifting. Let’s not delegate the calluses or splinters. Instead let us, like Jesus, fill our hands with both as we pick up our crosses and die to ourselves so that others can be victorious.
"For God sent not his Son [Jesus Christ] into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved" (John 3:17).
Paul The Apostle encourages us: "Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ" (1 Corinthians 11:1).