Please understand that there is a lot of weight put upon kings, presidents, emperors and rulers of this earth. And with every weight that is upon them to answer the call of the people correctly, don’t you think there is even more weight on the Lord Jesus, our King? Just like those that rule over us on this earth, He rules supreme in heaven and in the hearts of those that love Him. There is nothing He would not do for His people. 1That is why Jesus was born, lived a perfect life and then died for the sins of the world. He knew we all had a problem with sin and His plan was to be the sacrificial lamb for us all. When He died on the cross, He took upon our sins. I cannot even imagine the pain and agony He went through for us all. How great is our God? Now, because of our Lord, there is forgiveness and mercy for us all. Now, our earthly rulers have never done such an amazing thing as this and never will. However, they should at least strive to be an example of what is good for the people. Solomon taught, 2“it is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.” People love and respect their kings more when they are doing what is right for the land. Especially, 2“they love him that speaketh right” as Solomon taught. When a chosen ruler passes laws that give God honor, there is guidance from the Lord. These are things like allowing God’s name to be used in our currency and the pledge of allegiance.
When a person is no longer ruling over the land, because of their own ambitions, but for the good of the people, there is peace. Instead of being 2“messengers of death”, as Solomon taught, they bring goodness to all the land. And please note that 2“in the light of the king’s countenance is life”. He or she can surely do greater things when they look to God for understanding. And for each of us, there is a great responsibility to vote and to choose the right person for the job. We know that nobody is perfect but when a person’s beliefs are in God, it is much better to have them leading us them somebody that does not trust in God. I have seen and can just imagine other atheists make outlandish decisions that affect the country as a whole. We do not need people doing things that will not help build up the moral system of God. We do not need rulers that undermine what is right and pass laws that say wickedness is now good. Think about abortion and how it was legalized. Think about gay marriage and how that is legalized in many states. These are the types of bad decisions that a person makes when they are not allowing the Lord to lead them. And unfortunately, these laws affect everyone. Now, there are gay parades and such and it is as if it is not wrong at all. Countries can either do well for the sake of God or go down the way of the wicked and affect many people’s lives for the wrong. These leaders will be judged for the evil things they have done.
Let us pray:
Oh Lord, I pray for this country and the people that live here. I also pray for other countries that are governed over by kings, emperors and other rulers. I know that we do not all have proper rule upon our lands and our we need Your help. Please come to these men and women by messengers, church, the Bible, prayer and dreams. I pray that one of these avenues may stir them up to do good for the people that they rule over. May they see the wrongs that have been made with certain laws and may they attempt to undo these wrongs. I pray that they come to understand what is good in Your sight and no longer stand for what is wicked. Even if it takes new leaders to step in and do the right thing, I pray that it happens and that person will put You first in their lives. May every ruler that loves You strive to keep God in the pledge, the dollar bill, and other things. May they stand up to abolish abortion and same sex marriages. I know that all things are possible when high officials come to an understanding of Your laws. Your ways are higher and I pray that these people will choose to do what is right for us all. I trust in You God. I love You. Amen.
Let us read the Bible:
Note: Any Numbered References, found above, are listed below.
1Proverbs 16:10-20 (KJV)
10 A divine sentence is in the lips of the king: his mouth transgresseth not in judgment.
11 A just weight and balance are the Lord’s: all the weights of the bag are his work.
12 It is an abomination to kings to commit wickedness: for the throne is established by righteousness.
13 Righteous lips are the delight of kings; and they love him that speaketh right.
14 The wrath of a king is as messengers of death: but a wise man will pacify it.
15 In the light of the king’s countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain.
16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver!
17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul.
18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he.
21 Peter 2:21-24 (KJV)
21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously:
24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.