An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

What Wanteth Thee?

(Proverbs 28:16 KJV)  The prince that wanteth understanding is also a great oppressor: but he that hateth covetousness shall prolong his days.

Every group or nation has a “prince” (leader NASB) (5057).  In one he will be righteous, another will be a “great” (7227) “oppressor” (4642).  We miss the traits that make the difference because we look with the eyes of the world.

We talk about people being intelligent or charismatic.  We look at how well they speak.  Those things exist.  They are real.  But they are not what makes the difference in leaders.  The difference is not in what a leader has, but in what he “wanteth” (lacks NASB) (2638).  When a president, principal, CEO, father, pastor or _____________ lacks the inner rudder that comes from the touch of God they lack the quality that can make them a good leader.  The end product is destruction.

So?  Obviously this involves any input we have on choosing a leader from who plans the party to who runs the country.  It also reminds us that we need to prepare our hearts so that we can lead when called upon.  Read, meditate, repent. 

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