I read a comment on a post this morning that gave me an aha. Literally, a light went on in my head. Again, something tiny and simple, and something I really already knew, yet caught my attention on a new level.
“Amazing teams start with amazing leaders.”
Duh! Of course! No one can deny that truth. Here was my aha:
Jesus was our perfect Leader. He is Our Shepherd. He is our King! Yet we follow ourselves. And we follow others who align with our thinking and morals. Whatever our morals are, we feel more comfortable following someone that “thinks” and “feels” like we do. And when our morals don’t align with the leader, we tend to complain and rebel. We “do our own thing”. And that reminded me of the very last verse in Judges. A sad verse. Actually, one of the very saddest I’ve read in the Bible.
“In those days, there was no King in Israel; every man did that which was right in his own eye.” (Judges 21:25).
When there is no leader, everything goes astray. It falls apart. And what I’m witnessing in our world today, are our morals have gone astray. Our morals are twisted, selfish, ridiculous and rebellious. And we support immorality! I would list those morals, but I’ll let you find those in the Bible, yourself. Don’t be fooled! Don’t twist God’s Word to suit your own thinking.
“Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.” Romans 1:32
If we are to ever surrender and follow a morally righteous leader, we need to have our sight and goals on being morally righteous ourselves. We must see how immoral we are! Repent and change our focus.
Jesus is THE only morally righteous leader. He is our Righteous King! He is not a religion! Yet, the only way to a better life! And until our morals and goals align with His, we will always follow and want leaders that are morally unrighteous. And I can put many leaders, past and present, on that list.
Submit to the anointed. God has put all leaders in their positions, bad and good. And we are not to rebel against them. Follow and support morally righteous ideas and goals. Follow and support leaders who will keep you in alignment with God’s will; His righteousness.
If we have a president that is allowing the killings of babies, we should not support and follow that president. However, we are to pray and submit to their authority, IF chosen. (Romans 13:1-2) If we have a leader making corrupt and unrighteous decisions, we should not support and follow that leader! However, we are to pray and submit to their authority, IF chosen. If we have a president that is against Israel, we should not follow or support that president! However, we are to submit and pray! It’s that simple. God made this very clear! Submit and pray! And if an immoral leader is anointed, then trust God! Seriously, simple!
“Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.” Romans 13:1-2
This verse is where we are today. It was on point thousands of years ago when Paul wrote the book of Romans, and it is on point in America today. Think about that! Are you approving of the morally unrighteous? Are you supporting and following righteous leaders? Are you submitting to God’s authority, and His anointed governing authority?
This post isn’t to judge, but only to give Truth. These are not my commands, but Gods. God is our righteous Judge.
Be a leader that leads others to Christ! Like Christ leads us to Our Father!