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?
February 27, 2021
“We say ‘no’ to self so we can say ‘yes’ to our brothers and sisters in need” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 27, 2021 Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good; love one another with mutual affection; outdo one another in showing honor. Romans [...]
February 26, 2021
“Process your emotions by speaking out loud what you feel, lest your pain control you.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 26, 2021 Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. Proverbs 1:8 I am thinking about my mom this morning and how to honor her [...]
February 25, 2021
“The Lord wants to strengthen your thinking.” Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – February 25, 2021 He gives power to the faint, and strengthens the powerless. Even youths will faint and be weary, and the young will fall exhausted; but those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength, they shall mount [...]