so that you may be justified in your words and blameless in your judgment.
And Jesus came out of a line of craziness and certainly wasn’t what they expected as their “king.” Imagine what these people looked like to society. Do you think the people would have voted for any of them?
(Actually, the people voted against Jesus. They chose Barabbas, a criminal, instead – Luke 23:18. Ponder that one for a while.)
…he removes kings, and sets up kings… Daniel 2:21
No one … can exalt themselves. It is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another. Psalms 75:6-7
By me kings reign… Proverbs 8:15
The king’s heart is like a stream of water directed by the LORD; he guides it wherever he pleases. Proverbs 21:1
Jesus answered [Pilate], “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above.” John 19:11
Then God removed Saul and made David their king… Acts 13:22
…for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. Romans 13:1
Hosea 8:4 says, They set up kings without my consent; they choose princes without my approval.
We simply cannot go wrong voting biblical values because, if God is our Lord, Psalm 33:12 says we will be blessed.
And 2 Chronicles 7:14 says that if people repent and seek Him and His ways, He will heal their land. It doesn’t say to seek economic security or military safety…
Matthew 6:33 says if we seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness, all our needs will be taken care of.
The wicked will not rule the land of the godly… Psalm 125:3
Psalm 127:1-2 – Unless the Lord builds a house [a nation, a marriage/family, a business] the builders labor in vain; unless the lord protects a city, guarding it with sentries will do no good.
And – how joyful are those who fear the Lord–all those who follow his ways. Psalm 128:1
As I wrote about in last week’s blog, there is no superhero who is going to make everything all right. Psalm 146:3 tells us, Do not put your trust in princes, in human beings, who cannot save.
No, we must put our hope in the LORD and in His ways. Then we can be assured God will shed His grace on our nation and we will not fall back.
Let’s never stop praying for our beloved America. My last few blogs were about praying scripture for our nation. This week, let’s pray Psalm 130
2 O Lord, hear our voices!
Let your ears be attentive
to the voice of our pleas for mercy!
O Lord, who could stand?
4 But with you there is forgiveness,
that you may be feared.
and in his word we hope;
6 our soul waits for the Lord
more than watchmen for the morning,
more than watchmen for the morning.
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
8 We pray you will redeem [America]
from all her iniquities.
Let’s pray continuously and fervently (and fast, if possible) for this wonderful country from now until the election, and after as well.
*See a few examples of how God used wicked leaders to bring His wrath: Deuteronomy 28:29; Isaiah 10:5; Hosea 13:11
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