I read the following quote recently from the book Twelve Ordinary Men by John MacArthur. The context is a discussion of the disciple Peter.
"Character, of course, is absolutely critical in leadership. America's current moral decline is directly linked to the fact that we have elected, appointed, and hired too many leaders who have no character. In recent years, some have tried to argue that character doesn't really matter in leadership; what a man does in his private life supposedly should not be a factor in whether he is deemed fit for a public leadership role. That perspective is diametrically opposed to what the Bible teaches. Character does matter in leadership. It matters a lot.We may not know everything about Obama's character, but we know plenty. Consider the following attributes of a man—a leader—of character:
"In fact, character is what makes leadership possible. People simply cannot respect or trust those who lack character. And if they do not respect a man, they will not follow him. Time and truth go hand in hand. Leaders without character eventually disappoint their followers and lose their confidence....
"Lasting leadership is grounded in character. Character produces respect. Respect produces trust. And trust motivates followers." (pp. 46-47)
- He speaks the truth consistently.
- He takes a stand for what is right regardless of popular opinion.
- He determines what is morally right, what is lawful, what is edifying and helpful to others—and then he does that, day in and day out.
- He chooses friends and acquaintances who will make him a better man.
- He meets the needs of his family and others who rely upon him.
Do you want this kind of man as the next president?
Keep in mind that these descriptions of character apply to candidates for other offices, too. Consider this when you have to decide for Hoogendyk or Levin, for Coleman or Franken, or for one of the two guys running for county commissioner.
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