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, April 8, 2019

Civics Lessons

(Proverbs 8:15 KJV)  By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

I am currently questioning my relationship to the governing authorities.  I understand that pure democracy does not work.  The Founding Fathers knew that and as a result gave us a republic instead.  They rejected the idea of monarchy and a noble class.  I was brought up to think that way.  Yet here we have all of those things being endorsed.

Why is it that our form of government is not taught in the Bible?  Why do we find kings and nobles mentioned instead of city counsels and a national legislature?  Even if we say that the ancient Hebrews would not know about those things, God did.  And by the time you get to the New Testament you have the democracies of Greece and the two houses of legislature in the Roman Republic.

I continue to wonder. 

So?  Our happiness does not depend on the form of government.  As much as I believe they are inspired, it does not even depend on the Bill of Rights.  It does depend our the Blood of Jesus. 


Gorges Smythe said...

Sadly, republicanism, like communism, fails to take the base nature of the AVERAGE human into account.

Pumice said...

People always seem to forget about original sin.

Grace and peace