12 Bible Verses about Bad Leadership

Whether it’s small or large, organizations have leaders to lead the members. The members live in peace or in affliction according to the leadership. 

Let’s read the following verses to to know what the Bible says about bad leadership.

“The teachers of the law and the Pharisees sit in Moses’ seat.  So you must be careful to do everything they tell you. But do not do what they do, for they do not practice what they preach. They tie up heavy, cumbersome loads and put them on other people’s shoulders, but they themselves are not willing to lift a finger to move them.  “Everything they do is done for people to see: They make their phylacteries[a] wide and the tassels on their garments long;  they love the place of honor at banquets and the most important seats in the synagogues;  they love to be greeted with respect in the marketplaces and to be called ‘Rabbi’ by others.
    - Matthew 23:2-7

For rebellion is like the sin of divination, and arrogance like the evil of idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, he has rejected you as king.”
    - 1 Samuel 15:23

Your rulers are rebels,partners with thieves; they all love bribes and chase after gifts. They do not defend the cause of the fatherless; the widow’s case does not come before them.
    - Isaiah 1:23

Her officials within her are like wolves tearing their prey; they shed blood and kill people to make unjust gain.
    - Ezekiel 22:27

You have despised my holy things and desecrated my Sabbaths.
    - Ezekiel 22:8

Israel’s watchmen are blind, they all lack knowledge; they are all mute dogs, they cannot bark; they lie around and dream, they love to sleep.  They are dogs with mighty appetites; they never have enough. They are shepherds who lack understanding; they all turn to their own way, they seek their own gain. “Come,” each one cries, “let me get wine! Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today,or even far better.”
    - Isaiah 56:10-12

“Woe to the shepherds who are destroying and scattering the sheep of my pasture!” declares the Lord. Therefore this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says to the shepherds who tend my people: “Because you have scattered my flock and driven them away and have not bestowed care on them, I will bestow punishment on you for the evil you have done,” declares the Lord.
    - Jeremiah 23:1-2

Like a roaring lion or a charging bearis a wicked ruler over a helpless people.
    - Proverbs 28:15

Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees,
    - Isaiah 10:1

Both hands are skilled in doing evil; the ruler demands gifts, the judge accepts bribes, the powerful dictate what they desire— they all conspire together.
    - Micah 7:3

If a ruler listens to lies, all his officials become wicked.
    - Proverbs 29:12

“Woe to you, blind guides! You say, ‘If anyone swears by the temple, it means nothing; but anyone who swears by the gold of the temple is bound by that oath.’
    - Matthew 23:16


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