What Does the Bible Say About The Importance of National Leadership?

[Ahaz] did not do right in the sight of the LORD…And he was also delivered into the hand of the king of Israel, who inflicted him with heavy casualties.  For Pekah the son of Remaliah slew in Judah 120,000 in one day, all valiant men, because they had forsaken the LORD God of their fathers…For the LORD humbled Judah because of Ahaz king of [Judah], for he had brought about a lack of restraint in Judah and was very unfaithful to the LORD. (2 Chronicles 28:1,5-6,19).

[Hezekiah] did what was good, right, and true before the LORD his God.  And every work which he began in the service of the house of God in law and in commandment, seeking his God, he did with all his heart and prospered.  After these acts of faithfulness Sennacherib king of Assyria came and invaded Judah and besieged the fortified cities…[But] the LORD saved Hezekiah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem from the hand of Sennacherib the king of Assyria, and from the hand of all others, and guided them on every side. (2 Chronicles 31:20-21, 32:1,22).

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