Richard Ritenbaugh, focusing on two articles on leadership, came to the conclusion that real leadership is sadly lacking in Washington, while the real leaders seem to be emerging from the state governments. The current administration behaves more like narcissistic children, relying on focus groups and polls rather than …
For those aspiring to leadership in God's Kingdom, greatness comes from humbly serving others, not arrogantly ruling over them like gentile rulers.
Are we living in such a manner that will incline God to bless us with good leadership rather than curse us with leadership that will lead us astray?
The contains a detailed record of both good and bad leaders, and it provides a repetitive principle that 'as go the leadership, so goes the nation.'
The quality of leadership affects the morality and well-being of a nation, and the quality of family leadership trickles up to civic and governmental leadership.
In the combined history of Judah and Israel, when the leaders abandoned the covenants with God, the citizenry generally followed suit.
We must become leaders in our own families, protecting them from the curses that are already falling on our nation. We have the obligation to fear God.
Josiah, king of Judah in the late 7th century BC, may have been Judah's best king. His example teaches several points regarding leadership.
Donald Trump is not a paragon of virtue but is a change from the doctrines entrenched in Washington. Personal morality is not enough to remove anyone from office.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting upon his experience of viewing President Trump's motorcade, analyzes Peter's comment in I Peter 2:17: Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God and honor the king. If we are in harmony with the ideals and policies of the leader, we find it easy to follow Peter's admonition. Conversely, we …
We may not be literal shepherds like King David, but we can still have a heart like God's and develop those qualities of leadership that God can use.
John Ritenbaugh warns that the choices we make on a day to day basis determine long term spiritual consequences. Our goal shouldn't merely be to become saved, but to finish the spiritual journey God has prepared for us, developing the leadership helping those who follow us. Like our forebears in ancient Israel, modern …
John Ritenbaugh continues his appraisal of the startling state of affairs in which states such as California, Illinois, and Minnesota, all levying confiscatory taxes for wasteful liberal fiscal programs, are hemorrhaging productive taxpayers to more fiscally responsible states such as Texas, North Carolina, Utah, and South …
Jesus Christ did not teach the pyramid model of leadership, where successive levels of leaders provide direction to those in the lesser ranks. He served.
Jesus proved that one cannot become a leader through political intrigue, but by assuming the position of a humble servant. God sets Himself against the proud.
Joshua's deeds were demonstrations of God's power. Joshua charged the leaders to remain courageous, love God and His Law, and serving Him with all their heart and soul.
After several catastrophes, Jehoshaphat finally became convinced that any decision without God in the picture is patently stupid.
Richard Ritenbaugh focuses on the movie the King's Speech as an example of a man who is reluctant to step into the role which circumstances thrust upon him. Do we as God's called-out ones find ourselves reluctant heirs to the throne or priesthood? We are all commoners, not yet equipped for rulership. The Parables of the Minas …
If we learn to fear and love God, loyalty, faithfulness and commandment-keeping will naturally follow, and we will instinctively hasten to depart from evil.
Richard Ritenbaugh, reflecting on President Clinton's lack of moral character (and the foolish double-mindedness of the people who twice put him in office), reflects that in God's kingdom only those who have God's approval, those who have developed iron-clad character will be qualified to rule. Americans unfortunately have …
Only those who are governable will be allowed to govern with God. No government will work without each individual submitting in his area of responsibility.
A former president was sexually immoral, lied with impunity, and misused his position. The same is true of the current one. Will we apply God's standard equally?
The ultimate shame for a covenant people is to be found disloyal. God will be faithful to His purpose for humankind and will pursue it to its glorious end.
As wives are admonished to emulate the ideal of the Proverbs 31 woman, husbands must emulate the sacrificial spirit of Jesus Christ.