Jesus was giving instructions to not follow the examples of the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees. They were saying one thing and doing another. A true leader leads by example. This person will show others they are guiding how to do things by much prayer, openness and honesty. A true leader will be a humble person of character and integrity. One who follows closely to the Lord and is ever listening for Him to guide them in all aspects of their lives. A true leader is not proud or haughty. They have no thoughts of grandeur. Their one main goal is to serve the Lord in whatever way He leads them.
I will put the link here for the entire chapter of Matthew here and you can read on more of what Jesus said pertaining to the woes He pronounced upon the teachers of religious law and the Pharisees for their hypocrisy. https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+23&version=NKJV;NLT
You are so worthy of our praise. How wonderful and holy You are. How loving, kind, compassionate and merciful You are. Thank You so much for every single thing that You do. There are things that You are protecting us from that we do not even realize. You are so awesome. Today we ask that You would guide us deeper into the truths of Your word. Help us to be true representatives of Yours while here on this earth. May every thing we think, do and say be right in Your sight. May our motives be pure and blameless. May we be led by Your Holy Spirit at all times. Help us to never be led by the flesh or the world. May we never succumb to the devils tempting’s. We yield to You and Your power and ask You to do mighty works through our surrendered lives for Your glory. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.
If you do not know Jesus but would like to know more about Him, including how you can be saved, please read the following blog titled, You Never Let Us Go. God bless. https://thefathersfeet.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/you-never-let-us-go/