Lord, Don’t Put Me in Charge—Isaiah 3:1-15

images-5Today’s Scripture Reading: Isaiah 1:21-5:30

Heavenly Father, I know that Isaiah was speaking of the coming devastation of Judah by the Babylonian army in these verses but I couldn’t help but think about leadership in today’s world, especially the church.

In those days a man will say to his brother,“Since you have a coat, you be our leader! Take charge of this heap of ruins!” But he will reply,“No! I can’t help. I don’t have any extra food or clothes. Don’t put me in charge!”  —Isaiah 3:6-7

Gone are the days when people decide to become leaders because of a strong moral conviction to do the right thing. Now days there’s usually an ulterior motive– power, money, climbing the ladder, or personal agendas.

What happens when all the “perks” of leadership go away?

No money, no fame, no success plan?

Who would want to be a leader if there are no benefits?

Lord, as Your people, help us to rise to the occasion in these days of leadership famine. Help us put our selfishness aside. Make us givers instead of takers. Help us to serve others with a pure heart.

Lord, help us to say “yes, I’ll be in charge and lead others to You.”


In Jesus Name. Amen and Amen!


©2014, Dianne Guthmuller


Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 2 Kings 16:19-20, 2 Chronicles 28:26-27, Isaiah 13:1-16:14

One Response to “Lord, Don’t Put Me in Charge—Isaiah 3:1-15”

  1. Pamela C. Nobles June 29, 2014 at 9:10 am #

    My name has changed, Diane. You become a leader in essence when we know whose we belong to. You are so right so I say what happened to Servanthood? I’m thankful that a God has brought me to a church where unity is so important. Without the body of Christ linking up with one another, building relationships, highly esteeming others more than ourselves, there will be no commanded blessings! Just in the wee hours of this morning I called one of my dear friends that is also a nurse. Have been under some stress for some time now, but know to run to The Cross and not be so to myself that would keep me from not calling on a true friend that is Kingdom-minded for prayer. Let’s face it we need each other and your timely words of love from The Fathers heart is what we need! I consider myself as a well-watered garden, which only comes from building a relationship Jesus first then break bread with others and choose our friends wisely. We are seeds of Righteousness , sons and daughters of Royalty! Thank you for allowing me to share! You are a jewel for His Glory!

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