Again, we have the wording that points to the prophets (preachers) and nazarite (holy men) of Israel that God appointed as being the best there could be chosen. They were the elite, mature, well-rounded young men of Israel that where chosen to be spokesmen for God.
Why is it that every Gentile idiot and worthless bastard thinks they are God’s spokesmen today? Even women and children think they can speak for God. The fact is that only the very elite and respectable can be God’s chosen men for the job and it takes very little to become disqualified. One wayward child in the family and the pastor is sidelined. One misstep in reputation (whether earned or not) means automatic dismissal. God’s man has to be completely above reproach in all areas of his life at all times.
Ahab and Jezebel liked to pick the worthless vagrants to be priests for Baal, because they make great “spiritual” men. People like them, they have access to everything they want that is evil and it is all condoned as being “spiritual.”
Frankly such people as leaders makes a mockery of God and holy living. People love the drunkard as a leader because they are clowns and permit any kind of evil vice thinkable. But!!! God never chose them nor are they of the elite among young mature males.
What makes the situation even worse is these scoundrels are the ones that have honored positions in the seminaries that train the worthless among society to be church leaders! When was the last time you met a truly holy person who worked as a professor of theology, Bible, pastoral ministries, counseling, or anything else? Get to know them and they are the most worldly among men. Follow their lifestyle when away from home and one would wonder how such a person (women are wrongfully honored there too) could claim to be a Christian, let alone a spiritual leader.
It seems every vicious murder in prison believes they are called to be evangelists and pastors simply because they were not executed for their crimes! If they get out, they often become well-honored in religious circles! So very sad.
If we allow the church to get away with having known criminals, pedophiles, pornographers, alcohol users, and immoral and even female leaders, how do we expect to have anything less as politicians? People want entertainers and not holy people who confront their tastes for evil. They choose churches based on how they feel when there, and they choose officials based on how the candidate makes them feel. Stores are chosen, not because of quality, but because of quantity and glitz.