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  • Writer's pictureJan Weihl

Incompetent Leaders (1 Samuel 26)

What do you do when you have leaders in church, at work, or government who are unfaithful or incompetent?



I think it’s easy to criticize them without considering God’s purpose and timing for having them in that position.


David was under King Saul, who cared nothing about David or anyone else but himself.


As Saul tried multiple times to kill David, David found himself in a position to attack Saul. But knowing that God had placed Saul in his position, David refused to do wrong to execute justice.


Instead David trusted God’s purpose and His timing and patiently waited for God to remove Saul.


1 Samuel 26:9 “No!” David said. “Don’t kill him. For who can remain innocent after attacking the Lord’s anointed one?”


Boy there is tremendous application for me here. When there are leaders in government who are incompetent or unfaithful, I need to remember God has placed them in those positions for His purpose. So rather than attacking them with my words of disapproval, I too need to trust God and patiently wait for Him to accomplish His purpose in His timing.

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