Do you want our leaders to have done the right thing all of their lives?
It would be great if they had. I know I’d prefer nothing negative turn up in their past – especially if I think they’d do a great job in office.
Are you perfect? Was your past perfect?
When you were 16, 17, 18 or even 20 or 21, did you always make the most perfect decisions? If you are over 40, you may wish you could go back and change a few things. Take a look at the way the past is drug up about all our leaders.
Are they allowed any grace about their past?
Do you want your past made public?
How far back should a leader’s past be dug out to understand their character? If they are now 45, does what they did at 18 really play a role in what type of a person they are today? What if they have walked the straight and narrow for the last 25 years?
People do change over the years – sometimes. They may become more serious about life. They may become saved and start walking with the Lord.
It’s easy to be slow to forgive. Why would any decent people want to run for office if they have to face a mistake from their past.
Question. Do you really expect your political leaders to lead more perfect lives than you?
But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.
1 Peter 2:9-10
Political leaders live among us – or did at one time. If we, as Christians, are not living as a holy nation of holy people, why should we expect holy leaders?
Leaders are “home grown” in that respect. I believe there is an expression, “You don’t lie down with the pigs without getting a little dirty.” If we are not holy, we cannot expect our leaders to be either.
Yes, we want good honest God-fearing leaders. We want them to have great morals. We want them to do the right thing. We can always hope, but I suspect that the leaders we get will overall be a reflection of ourselves as a nation. For the most part, they will tend to be only as holy as we are because they grew up with us. They will tend to be only as holy as we are because we tend to vote for folks that are just like us. Sometimes, I suspect, we may even vote our wallets without concern for the rest.
Key Focal Verse:
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
1 Peter 5:6-7
Today’s challenge is what are you going to do to be more holy? How are you going to make a difference for today’s youth? Remember, they are our future leaders. Small changes in direction make a huge difference over time. Our lives touch each other. What impact will your life have on another?