Proverbs 29:26-27 Many seek the ruler’s favour; but every man’s judgment cometh from the LORD. An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.
You simply cannot please everyone. You can try as you may, but it will never happen. The reason is written in our verses today.
If someone who does not know and love the Lord as their Saviour gains rule or has authority, those who do love the Lord are not happy. The things an unjust person wants often do not line up with scripture and a believer in Christ is uncomfortable.
If a Christian receives the opportunity to be in authority, the world will hate them. Simply because the follower of Christ will oppose much of what the world wants to do.
You see it every day in the United States of America. The main political battles are over Biblical issues such as abortion and the so called gay and transgender rights. Another hot topic is the Home School vs. Public School debate over how or what we should be allowed to teach our own children. Even when sending children to publicly funded schools, there is seldom agreement upon what is to be taught. In 2003, Judge Roy Moore was told to remove a statue that bore the Ten Commandments as it was declared unconstitutional. One of the reasons given was that it was in the rotunda of a public courthouse and not everyone ascribed to those beliefs. The words in the pledge to the United States of America that say, “One nation under God,” has been debated and almost removed. The coins that bear the words, “In God We Trust,” are also being looked at by judges in courtrooms thinking they may violate someone’s rights and need to be changed.
In Solomon’s final words of these 29 Proverbs he makes a remarkably simple and yet lasting observation. “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.”
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So how do we know what to do? Verse 26 gives us a clue. We need not seek the favor of men. True wisdom in every matter and right judgment comes from the Lord. Simply aim Higher. Let’s just try to please God.
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