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.

Tuesday, February 21, 2023

Leading the Leaders

(Pro 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.

I believe in free will.  I believe it is part of the image of God that we were created with.  I also believe in the sovereignty of God.  In my opinion He is free to force things when He wants to.  This verse points out that He can force kings to do what He wants.  The Bible is full of examples.  We tend to get a bit excited in our system of government thinking it is up to us to reform the government.  We write letters and all the other variations of influencing our leaders, and so we should.  What we forget to do is bath those letters with prayer.

It occurred to me that people in leadership might have less free will than those of us in the trenches.  Imagine what it must be like to take four dogs for a walk in the hill country of Texas.  I used to see it and it was very amusing.  Can you say, “Squirrel”?  Yet God would have no problem.  

So?  Pray for our leaders.  If you are angry at them you can focus on the holiness and justice of God.  If you have the gift of mercy you can focus on that.  God is in charge even when we don’t see it and the powerful refuse to acknowledge it. 

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