Isaiah 9:16-17. For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed. Therefore the Lord shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
Generation After Generation Raised Without God
The reason we have corrupt leaders in this world is because they are governing a bunch of hypocrites and evil doers. It is no surprise that America is heading downhill quickly. When you have generation after generation being raised without knowledge of God, soon the nation will crumble. You say that we have a Constitution, that is based on the Word of God, to protect us. That is true, this nation was founded on the Bible, but the Constitution is only for a people that can govern themselves according to the dictates of the Bible. That is no longer the case. As a result, our Constitution, at some point, will no longer protect us. Almost no one is a strict Constitutionalist nowadays.
Leaders are a Reflection of the People
We will be destroyed just as the nation of Israel was. It may be when the Lord comes back, but sooner or later, it will happen. The Lord is not going to allow corruption to go on forever in His world. The millinieum will eventually get this world, and it’s people, back to where they should be– wherein dwelleth righteousness and holiness. Leaders reflect the people they govern, and leaders are usually the worst, due to their lust for power and corruption. Third world countries make the U.S. look pretty good when it comes to corruption and politics. At least there is some restraint here for now.
Personal Actions Matter as a Leader
It does not bring joy to the Lord to have leaders in a country that cause people to sin. The main way a leader does this is through his own personal actions. Someone cannot be a good leader and live contrary to the precepts of the Word of God. Although God has used heathen kings in the past to accomplish His will, that does not make them a good leader. Pharaoh was used of God to carry out the miracle of the plagues and chase the children of Israel out of Egypt. We need to pray for our nation and pray for its leaders, even when they are wicked. The best prayer in the end is, “even so, come Lord Jesus.” We need to be good leaders as Christians in all that we do. We may not be leaders in government, but we are leaders in our homes, families, and churches. Let’s be the best example we can be.