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, April 21, 2018

History Lessons

(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.

We are often reminded to pray for our leaders.  That is good advice.  Too often we criticize and complain and don’t apply the prayer solution.  That applies when we have a president we agree with and equally when we have one that we think is on Satan’s staff.  What we need to keep remembering is that God is capable of guiding their decisions or neutralizing their actions.  We tend to forget that.

Think of history.  Think of the ways in which even leaders that rejected God did things that have no explanation to a sane mind.  Why did Titus pull back the Roman army that surrounded Jerusalem and allow the Christians to scatter?  Why was Yorktown in the American Revolution one of the few times that a French fleet defeated an English task force?  Why did Hitler invade Russia when all he had to do was be patient while he dealt with the British in the east?  How many times have leaders changed course and we don’t even know about it.

So?  You may not be into history but you need to understand that the hand of God “turns” (5186) any leader or follower He wants.  Our main concern is to be obedient in the daily events and let God direct the sweep of history.

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