“The wicked man flees though no one pursues, but the
righteous are bold as a lion. When a country is rebellious,
it has many rulers, but a man of understanding and
knowledge maintains order.” Proverbs 28:1-2
Solomon was considered by many the wisest man on earth.
While he had many faults, the greatest was not listening to God.
When he did pray, listen to God and remain obedient to God’s
word he had unparalleled leadership qualities. Those qualities
included wisdom, discernment between right and wrong,
passion for justice, concern for people, inspirational motivation
for others, inspiration for the future, and many more. When he
listened to God, Solomon was able to listen to and consider the
perspectives of others, learn from experience and mistakes, and
adjust plans in response to changing circumstances.
A great leader is not concerned about building an empire
through conquest, but uses his wisdom, understanding and
knowledge to maintain order and bring peace. With our
country in the condition it is today, basically in rebellion, we
need a person with the leadership qualities of Solomon, when
he was obedient to God’s word, to lead, be righteous and be
bold as a lion.
Lord God, we pray that our next president would ask God for
wisdom and would exemplify leadership qualities like Solomon.
We ask that this leader exhibit humility and obedience to God’s
word, not straying from it. In Jesus’ name, Amen