Leaders Humility

I just finished reading the Memoirs of Ulysses S Grant. I would highly recommend it as it is mostly about his time in the military from the beginning of the Civil War. In case you did not know, he was a graduate from West Point and served in the US Army before the Civil War.

The reason I am speaking about him is for the most famous northern General of the war, and a future President of the United States, his writings seem to be from a very humble man. He was dying at the time of the writings and passed away several days after finishing his writings.

I think that leaders in our government, whether local, state, or national could use some humility. In Exodus, Chapter 3, verse 11, But Moses said to God, “Who am I that I should go to the Pharaoh, and bring the Israelites out of Egypt”. In Judges, Chapter 6, verse 15, Gideon tells the angle of the Lord, “But sir, how can I deliver Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family” Here we have two great leaders in the history of the world and yet both appear to be very humble and God-fearing men.

As we celebrate the anniversary of our country’s beginnings in the next week, please take time to pray for all of our leaders. Pray that they may be led by God and not lead astray by personal pride and ambition. That they may become what God wishes is the best for them.


Pastor Ed