(Proverbs 28:15 KJV) As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
What does “roaring” (5098) signify in a lion? I am not an expert on lion lore so let me reach down into my memory and pseudo-memories and put together a construct.
The male lion generally lets the females do all the work. He is mainly there to protect his turf and make sure that no other male lions cut into his harem. When the pride goes out to hunt he is too lazy to skulk around on his belly trying to sneak up on dinner so he walks around roaring. The females have spread out in the other direction so that the panicked dinner-on-the-hoof will run away from the roaring and toward the jaws of death.
Such is a wicked ruler. Remember that we Americans live in a republic. We vote. We have elections coming. We need to call upon God to help us show wisdom and discernment in these times. I won’t presume to try to apply this to individuals. I think God gives us the ability to think and most of us still have the freedom to act.
So? In elections don’t listen to the roaring. Look at the record. Look for where the lions have stood on issues that are clearly outlined in scripture. Look at the moral issues (social issues), look for a pattern of integrity, look for an understanding of honor and duty. Don’t be a sluggard during election season.