“Able” is translated from the root word that means a rampart, or fortress. In other words, the able man is a man of strong character in whom people trust to provide protection.
A God-fearer is a genuine believer. A man who fears God is a humble man. Fearing God includes trembling, awe and worship. A man who fears God knows both intellectually and intimately that God is holy, sovereign and the one who is full of majesty. This man has a right assessment of himself before God, which is the definition of humility.
Thirdly, trustworthy men are men who love the truth. These are men of integrity and faithfulness. As Jesus said in His Sermon on the Mount, “Let what you say be simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything more than this comes from evil.” (Matthew 5:37)
It is surely obvious that for one to love the truth, one must acknowledge that there is absolute truth. A man who loves the truth is not a relativist who changes his mind because of peer pressure or one who lacks principles by which a lover of truth lives his life.
Fourthly, a leader is a man who does not covet. He hates bribery. Not only will he not be bribed, he will not attempt to bribe anyone else to get what he wants. This is a leader who stands against those who constantly covet what others have. This leader finds his satisfaction in God, enjoying what God has provided to him.
These are the kind of men God calls to lead His church. These are likewise the kind of people who we do well to recognize to lead our Country. These are the kind of men and women we look to for leadership in our communities, in military service and wherever groups of people are called to move in unity to accomplish anything.