Give me an understanding heart so that I can govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong. For who by himself is able to govern this great people of yours? —I Kings 3:9
But the mob shouted louder and louder, demanding that Jesus be crucified, and their voices prevailed. So Pilate sentenced Jesus to die as they demanded. As they had requested, he released Barabbas, the man in prison for insurrection and murder. But he turned Jesus over to them to do as they wished. —Luke 23:23-25
The above verses show quite a contrast in the leadership decision making process. On the one hand it was Solomon’s desire to “govern your people well and know the difference between right and wrong.” Then on the other hand Pilate “sentenced Jesus to die as they demanded.” Solomon’s desire was to govern according to right and wrong. Pilate just went with the desires of the people regardless of what was right or wrong.
If ever we needed leadership like Solomon, it is today. We need leaders who will govern people “well and know the difference between right and wrong.” It seems we have leadership in government who either cannot discern the difference between right and wrong or good and evil or they are just willing to go with the loudest voice and establish wrong, evil policies.
So fellow followers of Jesus Christ, is government an area of the world that we have been sent into to make disciples that we have neglected? We support missionaries in all parts of the world— prayerfully and financially, but do we support them within our own government? Is government an area of the world that we are not to go into, that we are not to make disciples in? May the Lord raise up an army of His followers to serve in this part of the harvest field! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FBJJJkiRukY&index=10&list=PLcHqC9YNzSaD-O-rkP9o8hDA9jJ_oja4l
Dear Father, You know those You desire to serve in this part of the harvest field. May they be obedient and do so in the authority of Jesus and by the power of the Holy Spirit.