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.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Pastors and Presidents

(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.

Righteous people want righteous leaders.  That is natural.  We have been blessed, or cursed, with the ability to have some say into who our leaders are.  We have constant elections at all levels from the Home Owners Association to the President of the United States.  This is rare in history.  We are at the time of change in our leadership.  A month ago we swore in a new president.  Only time will tell what the results will be.

Does the character of a leader matter?  Yes.  If it didn’t then the New Testament would not lay down such stringent qualifications for church leaders.  Strange as it may sound, the character of the president is probably less important than the character of your pastor.  This verse points out that God can “turn” (5186) him whatever way he wants.  Keep in mind that God directed Pharaoh, Cyrus, Nebuchadnezzar and many other kings in ancient times.  Some are convinced that the stupid decisions that Hitler made, like invading the Soviet Union, are evidence of the hand of God.  If FDR had not died when he did would he have gone on to establish a royal dynasty? 

Is our current president a righteous man?  When it comes down to it, only God knows His heart and God has the ability to direct it, righteous or not. 

So?  Keep praying for the president and all other leaders and trust in God, not the government. 

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