Follow God’s Word… “When he takes the throne of his kingdom, he is to write for himself on a scroll a copy of this law…he is to read it all the days of his life so that he may learn to revere the Lord his God and follow carefully all the words of this law and these decrees…” Deuteronomy 17:18 a, 19 b
You cannot lead like Christ without comprehending and applying Scripture. Without the influence of the Bible your decisions become shallow, sentimental and self-serving. Decisions un-tethered from the truth contribute to moral decay and cultural confusion. You are on solid historical ground to expect a Biblical worldview from your local, state and national leaders. Don’t expect a state church, but expect a state influenced by the church.
Our expectations of government leaders should be grounded in God’s eternal word. He is the gold standard for conduct and character. What do your state and national senators and representatives believe about the Word of God? Where does your mayor and councilmen stand? Your leaders are a reflection of you. The best minds our culture has to offer are anemic without the filter of faith in their thinking. Intelligence without intimacy with the Almighty leads to pride and self-rule. The Bible is our baseline for belief and behavior.
Yes we are a government of the people, by the people and for the people. Therefore, can we expect our political leaders to represent their people with a Biblical understanding and to decree laws based on Biblical standards? Yes. Otherwise the logical conclusion to no Biblical standard for belief is a messy morality.
We cease to be a God fearing nation when everyone does what they think is right. Someone has to be wrong for right to mean anything. God save us from wisdom that leaves out instruction from the Lord’s law. “Jesus replied, “Are you not in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God?” (Mark 12:24). How can I be an exceptional student of Scripture? Who can I elect to government whose heart is governed by God?
What did I learn from the Lord in today’s Bible reading?
How will I respond?
January 25, 2022
“In Him, you can have a strong back, soft heart.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 25, 2022 He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. John 1:11 Today I read a quote that moved me about loving courageously in the face of possible rejection. [...]
January 24, 2022
“Your beloved-ness is your spiritual super power to confront temporal rejection with eternal acceptance.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 24, 2022 And the Holy Spirit descended in bodily form like a dove upon Him, and a voice came from heaven which said, “You are My beloved Son; in You I am well pleased. Luke [...]
January 23, 2022
“The heart determines the course of life.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – January 23, 2022 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. Romans 8:37 I recently read a quote on the internet that I found interesting: “What you can become depends on what you can overcome.” [...]