To the slave every man is a king. Sounds profound, doesn’t it. As far as I know I just made it up. Since we don’t live in the day of slaves or real kings we might paraphrase it, “To a new employee, every co-worker is a boss”. As American we like to think that our liberty gives us at least a level playing field. We like to think that no one is better than we are. We have our rights you know. I experience this when I have students tell me they can say anything they want.
Society has a hierarchy. Rank has its privileges. What we should be praying for is leaders who exercise that privilege in a righteous way. There are a number of places where this comes through in Proverbs. In this chapter we find,
(Proverbs 20:8 KJV) A king that sitteth in the throne of judgment scattereth away all evil with his eyes.So? I don’t expect the President, governor, mayor, principal to agree with me on what it is to be a Christian. I usually don’t measure up to my own standards. I can petition God to mold their hearts so they discard evil and embrace righteousness. Pray hard.