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.

Monday, May 16, 2016

The Quest for Morality in Government

(Proverbs 16:12 KJV)  It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.

As I write we are in a political campaign to elect a president.  This verse gives us an indication of what kind of person we should, and should not vote for.  Solomon was not elected.  In those days no one was elected, but we do not live in those days.  With “progress” comes responsibility.  The clear application here is that we should be voting against “wickedness” (7562) and for “righteousness” (6666).  The problem we have as Christians is that we have come to ignore the Bibles standards and have substituted those of the pagan world.

Set aside all of the comments about no one being righteous.  In a sense that is true because we are all born into sin and all in need of a savior.  Set aside a definition of righteousness as being perfect.  Set aside the call by those deep in sin that we should not judge.  This verse says that one group of people is wicked.  One group is righteous.  We are required to make a judgement call.

Remember that the Bible defines righteousness in terms of Biblical morality, not the current definitions of following the politically correct line.  Thus morality and righteousness have to do with honesty, fidelity and what is referred to as fair scales in business.  It is obvious to anyone who will look that some people rate high on the scale.  I would suggest Ben Carson as an example but he is no longer in the race.  It is also clear that others are at the other end of the scale in every area of their life.

So?  Some have already voted.  Some will still vote.  Then we have the general election.  Your vote matters not only to the country, but to God.  Do your homework.  Vote for righteousness. 

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