288 – Deserved Leadership

Don’t be instantly put off by problems in the world. Jesus puts foolish companies and incompetent governments to oversee people who aren’t ready for more. Maybe the people don’t know enough or maybe they are too irresponsible. A few more Bible-based morals—not to be confused with religious institutions—among the masses would surely help their society improve faster. Trying to improve one’s self, do one’s best, keep learning, look out for others—those ideas began in God’s Word and are hard to argue with. But, even with plentiful Biblical morality in a society, Jesus may have reasons why he keeps a society oppressed by fools in government and big business.

Don’t get in Jesus’s way.

If you spite the fool in charge—and it doesn’t make sense to you that the people deserve that fool as their leader—you might be just like that fool. We often despise people who share our own problems; it’s the mirror we despise. Psychology calls it “projection”, like looking through rose-colored glasses where the red color we see everywhere actually comes from us and only exists in our altered view of the world.

Desire to overthrown the fool in charge basically presumes that Jesus won’t grant people a better leader if the people are ready for it. That leads to failed revolutions or “regime planning” in other nations by toppling foreign governments to mask under the table imperialism. It usually backfires. Don’t meddle in other people’s problems; those problems are well-deserved, no matter how much those problems’ people would have you believe otherwise.

A worthy revolution or overthrow of government only succeeds because the overall society is ready for more competent leadership, thus Jesus gives the nod for a regime change.

Jesus is already King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He appoints those leaders and he does so for a reason.

It can be difficult to fathom that a society deserves it’s leaders. But, think about laziness itself. Lazy people only wake from their slumber when they have enough problems. By having constant problems from bad leaders, people must think and ponder more, actually making them better people. We have what we deserve more often than not.