Proverbs 29:1-4 He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn. Whoso loveth wisdom rejoiceth his father: but he that keepeth company with harlots spendeth his substance. The king by judgment establisheth the land: but he that receiveth gifts overthroweth it.
It appears that in today’s passages the Bible has once again pointed out a valuable truth we should all remember well. When good men are in a place of authority, people rejoice.
The apparent reoccurring problem here in the United States and around the world, is the same problem the children of Israel had many years ago. It is the problem that once we begin to be happy and content, we also develop spiritual amnesia. We forget to keep the righteous in authority. We forget God blesses the right decisions which are made in accordance with His Word and His Will. However, He also allows the natural result of sin and destruction to take place when we willfully chose sin. When we allow those with perverted views of biblical morals to have the rule over us, we get what we ask for.
To do nothing at all is the same, or even worse than placing them in authority in the first place. As Christians, we need to stand up for God’s Word. Not just at home, but also in our churches, our neighborhoods, and at work or school.
We must also stand up for God’s truths in the decisions we make about our leadership. Our nation and children depend on us to hand over a future that will survive. Ungodly works will never survive. Even though no one else may see you when you cast your votes, God knows.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Pray for the leadership over you today. Especially if you believe, they are not saved. Pray someone will reach them with the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Pray they will have the courage to stand up for what is right. This is truly a bipartisan action. We need to pray for ALL the leaders of this great land regardless of party affiliation. Be so thankful to the one true God who gave many of us this freedom we so cherish.
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Romans 13 – 16 / Proverbs 29:1-4
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Ezekiel 39-41 / 1 Peter 3
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