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.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Divine Right of Kings

(Proverbs 8:16 KJV)  By me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth.

This is a difficult passage for modern Americans.  The Bible teaches that governments are instituted by God.  We look at the historical boogie men, Hitler and Attila, and claim that we are free and can pick our own leaders.  We react to things like the divine right of kings.  Unfortunately the Bible seems to endorse them.  It forces us toward accepting the concept of providence and the truth that God knows more than we do.  We don’t like that.

Perhaps this is one of the reasons that people of faith did not riot in the streets when Bill Clinton or Barak Obama were elected just because they did not agree with their stands on issues.  Going back further, many considered FDR to be the anti-Christ.  It did not start a revolution.  Compare that with the response of our pagan culture to the election of Ronald Reagan or Donald Trump.

So?  It is dangerous living in the land of liberty.  Just like materialism sucks us into depending on our wealth, so liberty makes us think that we deserve.  We need to be thankful and walk with care in our culture. 

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