2 Chronicles 2:11 (KJV) 11 Then Huram the king of Tyre answered in writing, which he sent to Solomon, Because the Lord hath loved his people, he hath made thee king over them.
God raising a good leader demonstrates His love for His people. The question arises: “If God ordains who rules, why then aren’t all leaders godly? In fact, it seems like God’s own Old Covenant people had more evil rulers than godly ones.” That’s absolutely true. There is no question about God’s love for everyone—good and bad alike. In fact, that’s how He so beautifully demonstrated His love for us: when we were still sinners, Jesus died for us.
God loves everyone; sad to say, not everyone loves God. God desires that all men be saved; not all will be saved. His grace is available to all; not everyone avails of His grace. Those truths don’t mean His character changes; He never does; His love is constant. He always desires the best for His people. That’s why through His Holy Spirit, He continues to convict the world of sin, righteousness, and judgment. He wants everyone to turn to Him and experience life that’s full and super abundant.
Through history, we’ve seen how God raised up good leaders among rebellious people. Those leaders become God’s catalysts for revival. God can do that. Why, it’s because He’s ultimately in control. He loves even the worst of us and wants us to repent and return to Him. If He chooses a leader as the influence to turn the tide towards godliness, so be it. We rejoice when the righteous leads, or at least, the more righteous of the choices. Our perception about our leaders are governed by our precious Lord and His values. Our devotion is to Him. We choose what’s good, what’s right, and what’s godly, and we don’t have to guess as to our basis for them; we have God’s Word. Praise God for His direction, for His truth, and for allowing us to see clearly.