Three Qualities We Desperately Need from Pastors

Exodus 18:21English Standard Version (ESV)

21 Moreover, look for able men from all the people, men who fear God, who are trustworthy and hate a bribe, and place such men over the people as chiefs of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties, and of tens.

According to Jethro, here are the qualities we desperately need:

1. Leaders who fear God.

Leaders who have an attitude of reverence towards God and their calling to serve as God’s shepherd. A man who fears God is never flippant about morality. He is repentant when he sins and would search for accountability.

2. Leaders who tell the truth.

We live in a culture that lies to itself. We are good at it. It’s time we ask Jesus to set us free from lies and be vulnerable and honest to ourselves and others around us.

3. Leaders who hate dishonest gain.

I honor my spiritual leaders who hate dishonest gain, who has a high level of accountability when it comes to our lifestyle, finances of the church and the preaching of the Word.

Let us pray for God to raise a generation of leaders who would love and fear Him.