I don’t know about you, but I get very frustrated with flawed, fallible human leaders! They promise so much to gain their positions and deliver so little. Their values are distorted and their decisions destructive. They blindly seek their own agenda and never seem to think (or care) about the impact of their decisions or personal agenda on others. Worst thing is… when I think about the human options to their leadership I’m not very encouraged. And I admit I fear who will step into the leadership vacuum…
We need a new kind of leader in our world… in our nation!
I read about one that is coming… A world leader prophetically spoken of in the Bible… a righteous, Messianic type leader… the kind we need! (Here’s just a sample of what the Bible says about Him in Isaiah 11…)
“The LORD’s Spirit will rest on him— a spirit that gives extraordinary wisdom, a spirit that provides the ability to execute plans, a spirit that produces absolute loyalty to the LORD. He will take delight in obeying the LORD. He will not judge by mere appearances, or make decisions on the basis of hearsay. He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth… Justice will be like a belt around his waist, integrity will be like a belt around his hips…” And the effect of His leadership? Wow!! Worldwide, universal peace!
“There will be universal submission the Lord’s sovereignty, just as the waters completely cover the sea!” (from Isaiah 11:2–5 NET Bible)
Oh I’m looking forward to that day… the administration of that leader!
Until then, what do we do? I think Apostle Paul in the New Testament gives us some guidance…
“I urge that requests, prayers, intercessions, and thanks be offered on behalf of all people… for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life in all godliness and dignity. Such prayer for all is good and welcomed before God our Savior, since he wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:1–4)
That’s what I’m going to do… and I’m going to do my part in the meantime to influence public policy and leaders toward righteous, wholesome ends.