Pray the words of this Lazaroo aloud, with discerning faith:
“Then the men of Benjamin rallied behind Abner.”
(2 Samuel 2:25)
That’s what we do, isn’t it, Jesus?
especially during times of crisis.
We’re drawn to a leader we feel we can get behind.
Someone with the courage to lead us.
Of course, while we’re at it, we want more than that.
We want a leader who has the wisdom to know
when something needs to be changed…
or left alone.
Someone the poorest person can influence
but with too much integrity to be bought.
Someone humble enough to listen to all of us
but smart enough
to know which of us is offering good advice
and which of us needs to be respectfully ignored.
That’s asking a lot of any human being –
which is why the wisest among us will only follow a leader
who is determined above all else
to follow You.
Leviticus 4:22-26; Numbers 12:3; Numbers 14:1-24; 1 Samuel 8:4-9; 1 Samuel 9:1; 1 Samuel 14:50-51;Mark 10:41-45; Luke 19:47-48; Acts 8:20-24; 1 Corinthians 11:1; 1 Corinthians 16:15-16; Hebrews 13:17
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright© 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan. All rights reserved.