“It is an abomination for kings to commit wicked acts, for a throne is established on righteousness.”
This verse resonated with me. We no longer have kings, but God in his Providence has allowed us to elect our rulers. In Texas we have Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, and Speaker Joe Straus.
God’s Word teaches the responsibility of the ruler.
“Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Therefore, whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same; for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.”
The ruler’s responsibility is to punish those who do evil and reward those who do good. When a ruler violates God standards he has abrogated his authority and those in lesser magistrate positions must interpose themselves to protect the citizens from violating God’s standards.
How can you identify a righteous ruler? Does the ruler oppose the killing of unborn babies and Planned Parenthood? Does he support God’s standard of marriage as only being between a man and a woman? Does he oppose homosexual behavior? Does he promote religious liberty? Does he support legislation which would prevent men from entering women’s bathrooms, showers and locker rooms? Does he support American Law for American Courts (ALAC) legislation? Does he promote men who are godly, wise counselors to provide him with advice? If a ruler does these actions, then he is a godly ruler. If he doesn’t, then he is a wicked ruler.
Wicked rulers must be vigorously opposed.
This is a spiritual battle, so you must put on the full armor of God.
“Through God we shall do valiantly, and it is He who will tread down our adversaries.”
Press the battle to its successful conclusion!
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