We Long For Great Leaders
“The time that he reigned over Israel was forty years. He reigned seven years in Hebron and thirty-three years in Jerusalem.” 1 Chronicles 29:27
Can you imagine having one leader "forty years?" And also, a leader who is just, fair, and righteous in all his ways. You long for leaders who will serve you in this way. A leader who seeks the Lord and pursue his heart, in spite of his selfish desires. This is the reason you are so quick to judge the unrighteousness you see in contemporary leaders. Deep down you have a general sense of right and wrong, and you know wrong when you see it. But it's even better when you weigh your heart not against your understanding of moral justice but against God's standard for truth. For your moral compass is tainted, damaged, and never perfectly just and righteous. And so David as Israel's great leader was always putting his selfish heart to the test, as should any leader. Note David's words in Psalms 139:32, "Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts!" This is an excellent maxim for a great man and leader.
DO THIS: Let God put you to the test.
PRAYER: God, put me completely and totally to the test, in the same manner, that I test and examine others.