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May he defend the afflicted among the people and save the children of the needy; may he crush the oppressor.
This is part of the prayer that King David prayed to the Lord God Jehovah. In fact, in this prayer, David asked God to endow him with certain initiatives and powers in order to care for his people properly. I cherish this particular scripture because, in it, David asked for three things. First, he asked that God would empower him to help those who couldn’t help themselves. Then he asked that the Lord would enable him to save the children of the needy. Finally, he said, “Lord, help me crush the oppressor.
When you read this entire chapter, it finds you thinking to yourself, “This is, ‘What A Loving National Leader Looks Like.” Seriously what else was a man in David’s position supposed to ask for God’s people. Certainly, he was God’s hand and feet and supply for the people he served. So naturally, this prayer sounds like a prayer that Jesus might have prayed. Yes, it’s true that we have arrived at a place in time where leadership has become about what that leader can get for themself. It’s become a shame and a shame to act as if we admire the leadership we have been given nationally across most nations of the world. But if you want to know “What A National Leader Looks Like,” look no further. Read this whole chapter.
Because you have called me to a much higher calling than that of a national political leader, I ask today for the leadership of nations in this world that have lost their way. Lord, bring about an awakening of courage, I pray, that they may be and do the right thing. Amen