An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Calling All Remnants

(Proverbs 21:1 KJV)  The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.

The simple point here is that God can, and does, influence the decisions of kings, prime ministers and presidents.  I think the concept can be extended to CEO’s, HR, and managers.  So how does that apply to me and you?

I wonder if this is a way of restating, “A people get the government they deserve.”  There must be a reason that God allows evil to rule a nation.  I speak more in the context of history than in reference to our present situation.  Was there something in the character of the German people that let a Hitler emerge?  Was Nero allowed to rule because the Romans were at a low point in their lives? 

We know that we are to be salt.  We know that a few righteous would have saved Sodom.  As I look at the culture that surrounds me I can’t help but feel we are headed for disaster nationally.

So?  Be the salt that you can.  Be the light that you are called to be.  Hope and pray that God will direct our leaders because there is a faithful remnant, not because the masses have turned their backs on Him.