Have you been inundated with political mail the last few months? Pastor has taken to sorting the mail on the porch near the recycle pails. It is not that he doesn't want to be informed...we've investigated the candidates....he is just getting tired of all the commercials and mail. It is obvious that they are slanted and often very far from being truthful. So what does the Bible say about rulers? The Proverbs have a lot to say...today's chapter is especially filled with truth about who we should desire to lead our nation in political office. Today I'm posting more verses than usual. My usual habit is to expound on selected verses, but this time I'm just going to going to post them. Take a minute and read and ponder them. They show what kind of leader God is looking for a nation. We have leaders in many situations....church, work and in government. Pray that God will help you to be discerning in your voting. We are blessed to be in a country where we are able to vote and have a voice in government. Voting is very important. (There are other subjects in today's Proverbs as well...let the Holy Spirit talk to you in any subject he chooses)
2 When the godly are in authority, the people rejoice.
But when the wicked are in power, they groan.
4 A just king gives stability to his nation,
but one who demands bribes destroys it.
12 If a ruler pays attention to liars,
all his advisers will be wicked.
14 If a king judges the poor fairly,
his throne will last forever.
16 When the wicked are in authority, sin flourishes,
but the godly will live to see their downfall.
26 Many seek the ruler’s favor,
but justice comes from the Lord.
Yesterdays chapter said this
When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily.
But wise and knowledgeable leaders bring stability.