Psalm 37:4 “Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.”
William Arthur Ward wrote: “We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead.”
In order to be a true leader, one must be a true servant. As we consider those whom we would elect, we need to seek those who would serve. Otherwise, we risk getting leaders in name only.
As Christians in the electorate, we should support those whose desire for elected office stems not from following gain, but from following God. The desires of the heart of a worthy leader result from a history of delighting the Lord. The manifestation of such a heart is a life characterized by service that benefits others. Any past devoid of selfless service is indicative of a heart that has never been molded by delight in God, resulting in an unqualified leader likely to be seeking office for the wrong reasons.
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD USE DEMONSTRATED SERVICE AS A PROMINENT INDICATION OF WORTHINESS FOR ELECTED OFFICE. Too often, the noise of an election drowns out the ability to discern the source of a heart’s desires, which are critical indicators of those worthy of our vote.