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, October 26, 2022

The Buck Starts Here

(Pro 25:5 KJV)  Take away the wicked from before the king, and his throne shall be established in righteousness.

The Bible does not give advice on politics in regard to political parties or partisan issues.  It does give us standards for our lives and our decisions that apply to politics and since we live in an age and place where a republican form of government is still on the books, we should take the standards of God and apply them to our political decisions as well as whom we will marry.  

As I write this the “early voting” time period has begun.  I am not sure if I will post it before or after the polls close so let me address it to both possibilities.  If you have not voted yet then you need to be aware that God expects you to do what you can to “take away” (1898) the “wicked” (7563) that have any access to our “king” (4428), which in our polity refers to the president.  In Proverbs you have a monarchy so you would think the king should be doing the removing but notice the wording.  It does not say, “King, take away....”  Even in a monarchy you have people who can influence what is going on.  If you have not voted then that rests on you.  As far as you are able you need to exercise your privilege and vote for the least wicked power broker you can.

If the election is over then most of this will be directed toward those with influence.  Then it will be time for those who were elected or reelected to step up to the plate and work to remove evil from the palace.  

So?  Be prayerful.  Be obedient.  Be aware that evil exists and we might have a voice in doing something about that. 

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