1 Samuel 16:13-14
Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day forward. So Samuel arose and went to Ramah. But the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul, and a distressing spirit from the Lord troubled him.
-Leader is written as nagid in Hebrew & is define a head, principal, guide, instructor, governor, chancellor, ruler, commander, victor & conqueror.
-Leadership & authority are not the same. One can be in authority but lack leadership qualities & skills. Leadership is given by God & is developed through training, sacrifice & experience with a clearly led vision.
-King David was chosen & anointed by God but king Saul was chosen & announced by the people. King David’s leadership skills & qualities were directed by the Holy Spirit Who came upon him. The Spirit of the Lord left king Saul who He rejected & a distressing spirit troubled him. David’s leadership was governed by God as he won all his 66 battles. When Absalom wanted to anoint himself as king, the Lord upheld David’s kingship & restored him back to authority.
We continue praying for the Lord to direct us in electing leaders who bear His Spirit so that His will may prevail in our nation.
Lord our Father, we thank You for the gift of life & Your love for us. We have seen Your hand in our lives. We humbly ask You to help us elect leaders who will diligently follow Your will in leading the nation. May Your Spirit fill all our leaders to put You first & regard highly the interest of the people in all their decisions. Amen
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