First, this activity revealed God's selection for leadership. Secondly, it also tells us of the requirements for leadership. Contrary to popular belief, the requirement for leadership is not spiritual maturity.
The requirement for leadership in the ekklesia is LIFE.
Some areas of a leaders' life will be mature (ripe almonds), but other areas of their life will be various stages of maturity. There will even be areas of the leader's life that have just begun to take shape (sprouts) into Christ-likeness. God's requirement for leadership is LIFE in all areas of life, not maturity in all areas of life.
Seek BlessingsPsalm 67 (among other scripture describing our status as Children of God, Kings, and Priests) shows us that we are all leaders within the ekklesia:
God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us (selah). That Your way may be known on the earth, Your salvation among all nations.In other words, we are to seek and receive the blessings of God, not for ourselves, but so that others may know Him and His salvation. It is through those blessings that we gain His Life into all areas of our life, and thereby release His presence into the world.
The good news is this: it doesn't matter where you are in your walk with God. You are currently enabled to bring His presence into the world. Our job is to learn how to submit to His blessings so that the world will know what He is like.