A lifestyle modeled on the life of Jesus requires the same level of devotion and commitment without excuse. Everyone is called to be like Jesus. But, leaders are specially called to be examples as they oversee the flock (1 Peter 5:3).
Jesus was rich. He became poor so the flock can become rich (2 Cor 8:9). If the church is suffering then the leaders need to be accountable. Rich means, to never be in lack spiritually (Psalms 23:1).
How to ensure that the church is rich and walking victoriously?
The leaders need to have one key ingredient as part of their overall character – compassion.
Compassion feeds the flock
Jesus had compassion on the multitude, and they were well fed (Matthew 15:32).
Compassion heals the sick
Jesus healed the two blind men (Matthew 20:34).
Compassion delivers the captive
Jesus delivered a man out of 2000 demons (Mark 5:19).
Compassion brings the dead to life
Jesus raised up a young man from the dead (Luke 7:13).
and lots more…