Isaiah 60:17-18 NKJV
Instead of bronze I will bring gold. Instead of iron I will bring silver; instead of wood, bronze, and instead of stones, iron. I will also make your officers peace, and your magistrates righteousness. Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, neither wasting, nor destruction within your borders. But you shall call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise.
As Jehovah Shalom speaks of divine blessing for His people, He promised to make their officers peace and their magistrates righteousness. He went on to say that there would no longer be violence or destruction in their land. So, that sheds light on why we have so much trouble in our world. The officers, or leaders are selfish and lean to their own understanding, and the magistrates are dishonest. There are a few unselfish leaders and righteous judges and they will have a positive effect where they serve. The leadership of God makes a huge difference. Proverbs 14:34 says, "Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." When leaders are led by the Lord, there is much more peace and quiet. (This applies to any organization as well.) True wisdom comes from God, and the ways of wisdom are peace. Let us continue to pray for our leaders. The quality of their leadership is reflected in the level of peace and overall condition of our lands.