Proverbs 21:18-20 The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright. It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman. There is treasure to be desired and oil in the dwelling of the wise; but a foolish man spendeth it up.
What really preserves or maintains any government? Is it the policies put in place? Well, I believe the policies put in place are important and we need good, honest people in office to help implement the right laws. However, is that what really directs it? Maybe it’s the Party in control. Well, I think for many years in the U.S. one party was better at hearing the voice of Christian Values than the other. However, I also believe in the last few years the ear to the Christian population has changed to another party. Chances are, it could change back again. Therefore, it can’t be the party, which makes all the difference.
So, what does make the difference? Proverbs 20:28 says that the mercy of God preserves the king, and the truth of His Word is what will see us through. Jesus said, “I am the way the truth and the life…” and He is.
Sometimes young rulers will look at their military might as power. In doing so, they often get themselves, and all who will follow them into trouble. Older men will look to life experiences and old friends to guide them, and they too can follow the wrong suggestions and ideas.
We must remember, God’s perfect will always come to pass. God’s Word says, “The wicked shall be a ransom for the righteous, and the transgressor for the upright.” The entire world’s wickedness can never detour God’s plan for us.
For the healing of a nation and the washing away of evil, we all need to turn back to God and His Word. Hebrews 4:16 says, “Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” Oh, dear friend if there has ever been a time of such need, it is today.
As you pray today, pray for the mercy of God on our land and leadership. Also, pray that God’s truth will be hidden deep within their hearts. A leader without Christ is putty in the hands of the devil. Leaders need your prayers, and your Lord.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Ezekiel 21 – 24 / Proverbs 21:18-20
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Psa. 119:89-176 / 1 Co. 6
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director