In Brazil and in the United States we have upcoming elections. That’s a moment that we should take to think about the importance of our leaders, no matter where they are: in a government office, at work, in the church.
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Talking about leaders, one thing caught my attention while I was reading through the books of Samuel, Kings and Chronicles in my yearly Bible reading: every time that Israel or Judah had a godly man as a king, one that followed God and lived according to His will, all people also behaved according to God’s will.
But when they had a bad king, one that worship other gods and rebelled against God, so did the people.
Some of the narrations in the Bible are brief, and they don’t explore the matter very deeply, but one thing is undeniable: the people followed their leader, no matter if he was a good or a bad one.