Genesis 42: 1 When Jacob learned that there was grin in Egypt, he said to his sons, “Why do you just keep looking at each other. I have heard there is grain in Egypt. Go down there and buy some….
In other words “Somebody do something!” I am hard put to be happy with the leadership exhibited in any of America’s institutions. Where is leadership for families? For churches? For schools? For the local government? For the national government?
My version of what Jacob said in the verse above, “We are not getting anything done, as long as we are just talking about the problem.”
Which of you can take command? A hard question. Most of us do not have the traits of a great leader. Thankfully most people know themselves and stay out of the way when leaders are needed.
We are nearing a time to select a new President, so I ask myself
What do I want in a President? (You can change the pronoun to “she” if you like.)
He should be bold enough to make a decision; and bold and humble enough to admit if he is wrong.
He should be committed to see that everybody on the sinking ship is off before he leaves the ship.
He should use all resources to keeping his country safe and secure; still he should ask for help if he cannot do it.
He should be honest and open with his people up to the point of giving aid to their enemy, then he should know how to say “no comment.” He does not give the enemy advance information.
He should honor God and recognize that his own authority only goes as far as God ordains it to go.