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Sunday, December 12, 2010

PITY THE MAN

“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.”

It isn’t always easy to do what the scriptures command as in the case above.

If I disagree with the leaders I might be able to try to pray them out of office but to ask God to make them successful is another thing.

He (GOD) changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

If our leaders realized that GOD allowed them to serve and rule over the people perhaps they would see their role differently.

We just had an election, I wonder how many of the elected believe they were selected by GOD to serve in office and be a blessing while in office?

"Test all things, and hold firmly that which is good. Abstain from every form of evil."1 Thessalonians5:21,22.

This would be a good verse for every elected official to read each morning and act on the principles therein.

While it is easy to criticize those in office, often they are a reflection of the people they serve. People with an unrighteous agenda support them expecting a payback from them when they get in office.

When the officials are proven to be unworthy they should be removed from office, and prayed for that they might recover themselves from the snare of the devil.

Blessed is the man who doesn't walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers." Psalm 1:1.

"If a ruler listens to lies, all of his officials are wicked." Proverbs 29:12.

Still, like it or not we are admonished to both pray and offer thanksgiving for leaders. The time will come they will have to answer to a higher power and pity the man found wanting.
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