God’s judgment included the nation of Israel being conquered, and the people sent into exile until they repented and came back to God. The most quoted verse in the Scriptures and often most overlooked. HuffPost is part of Verizon Media. I agree with the idea that power is a big motivator for leaders today and the desire for leadership for the sake of power is something that needs to change. I think this is because as a society, people purse what they want and being a follower of God or just even living in a way that is close to God proves more challenging than giving into sin. At least I can see how God can use a sinner such as I. I’d love your help. #405: How Can We Be Godly Leaders in a Fallen World? The consequence of not doing so, for the sake of future generations, is too frightening to contemplate. I’ve read to the end of the book, and I know who wins. He is not the first and I am sure will not be the last, but really, “How can we survive as a people of God, when our pastors reject God?”. They must be without error even if the masses themselves are heavily flawed. What is your take on these various types of leaders around the world today? Without a doubt we can divide leaders into two categories, secular leaders and religious leaders. Religious leaders are more concerned with their popularity than rightly dividing the Word of God. I am speaking of Americans in particular as it would seem that most right wing conservatives feel that God only recognizes this country. In the meantime, it behooves us as believers, to listen to the Holy Spirit, God’s voice to us today. I think that as a whole people and leaders need to support each other. However, there is no reason for them to be unfriendly with one another, especially because everyone works in a Christ-centered environment. Religious leaders such as pastors or youth leaders are judged and upheld to a much higher standard than any regular church attendee. Business leaders are getting caught in their lies on a regular basis. The world is a mess. As you consider the leaders who’ve failed you and the church at large, meditate on God’s promise from Deuteronomy 31:6: “Be strong and courageous. Jeremiah 2:8 (HCSB). The result of these four groups of people ignoring their responsibilities to lead the way God expected was that the entire nation had come to reject God. 1947 We have religious leaders who are cutting out whole sections of God’s Word because it doesn’t fit their narrative. It requires a humble outlook on the future and realize that we have strayed from the right path. The prophets prophesied by Baal and followed useless idols. His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge; they are all silent dogs; they cannot bark, dreaming, lying down, loving to slumber. What do you think needs to happen? The Bible spends a lot of time on kings who were overcome with pride in their own power, which gives the one who wields it incredible attention and adoration, feeding selfishness to no end. Some of the staff in question may display hostility toward each other in an attempt to show off power and strength. Men who only concerns themselves with ratings, popularity, getting over on their enemies..it is all rank and filled with the toil of Satan himself. David became the greatest king of … They tell lies, and while leading people away from the One True God, they cause people to worship false gods. The Bible is real, for real people who need a real God and a real redeemer. The fact that all five of the greatest men in the Bible failed so miserably gives me incredible hope and encouragement. After logging in you can close it and return to this page. This blog is read primarily because people like you share it with friends. Copyright 2020 Inspired Leadership, Inc., all rights reserved. But they are shepherds who have no understanding; they have all turned to their own way, each to his own gain, one and all. Joshua made a peace treaty with Gibeonites who pretended to be from a distant country (Joshua 9). Isaiah 56:10-11. Chapel programs preaches the message that faith without works is dead. (#109: Will you answer God when He calls you to lead? Moses saw God face to face, and set his people free from slavery and gave us the Ten Commandments. It is our duty as believers to be the light of God in a place that may not necessarily acknowledge that. We lack understanding yet we pummel headlong into ruin as we veil ourselves in the false security of pledges, patriotism, salutes, quoting our rights and ignoring the poor and destitute within and without our borders. At each level we hold them to a different standard, even between both categories we expect each leader to behave differently. 1941 Jehovah's Witnesses: A prediction of the end from the Jehovah's Witnesses, a group which branched from the Bible Student movement. To enable Verizon Media and our partners to process your personal data select 'I agree', or select 'Manage settings' for more information and to manage your choices. The dogs have a mighty appetite; they never have enough. We don’t see or hear about many prophets of God today, but there are certainly false prophets abounding throughout our society. A leader needs the support of the people as much as the people need a leader. This blog is read primarily because people like you share it with friends. Many complaints have been made by students to address this problem and there is still no change. They made conscious decisions to live lives their way; wicked lives of disobedience and rebellion against God. Throughout his time at the palace, he never failed to follow faithfully his God even after the new decree was put in writing. Although APU is supposed to be a Christ centered school, we had noticed that some staff on campus do not display Christian values such as trust, faith, humility, forgiveness, and love. God's plan for redemption went in place and we continue to need it. I agree with the idea that power is a big motivator for leaders today and the desire for leadership for the sake of power is something that needs to change. We and our partners will store and/or access information on your device through the use of cookies and similar technologies, to display personalised ads and content, for ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. But look around, do you see the parallel between the days of Jeremiah and our world today? People need to take the time to educate themselves on the people they are appointing into leadership positions. We need to do what we can to install leaders who respect and faithfully follow God.” This is something Christian leaders have to carry with them as they take on leadership positions. Jesus calls each and every one of us to love our neighbor as yourself. There is a danger in masking as a sheep when your tongue is forked. Abraham went on to become the father of Isaac, and a nation, and is considered the father of faith. The prophets were men, and occasionally women, who God called on to speak His Word directly to specific people. The login page will open in a new tab. `The quote that sums that up perfectly is ” In the meantime it behooves us as believers, to listen to the Holy Spirit, God’s voice to us today. The members live in peace or in affliction according to the leadership. His ways are not our ways and man fails to see the frailty of his existence in every capacity. Please log in again. All is not lost. 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