WITH THE ELECTION OVER, most of us are hoping that our political leaders will shake off the stubborn intransigence of the past four years and actually start working on fixing the real problems that the people in our country face.
We can hope, can’t we? And pray.
I thought you might be interested in hearing what the Bible has to say about what good leadership looks like.
Here you go.
- Don’t get snooty. “You know that foreign rulers like to order their people around.…But don’t act like them. If you want to be great, you must be the servant of all the others.” (Matthew 20:25-26, CEV)
- Don’t think it’s all about you. “He must not look after only his own interests. He must not get angry easily. He must not get drunk. He must not push people around. He must not try to get money by cheating people.” (Titus 1:7, NIRV)
- Play fair. “Leadership gains authority and respect when the voiceless poor are treated fairly.” (Proverbs 29:14, The Message)
- Be one of the good guys. “When good people run things, everyone is glad, but when the ruler is bad, everyone groans.” (Proverbs 29:2, The Message)
How about this? Those of us who are Christians go ahead and pray that our leaders will turn a corner in Washington and set themselves on a path to a brighter tomorrow for all of us.
And by brighter, I don’t mean nukes.
After all we’ve been through during the past decade-plus, I think God knows we’re overdue for some good stuff.
Here’s hoping our leaders know it, too.