Something to Think About

It doesn’t seem to matter what political party is in power or who the leader is, someone doesn’t like what they are doing. Still, complaining is not our job. We are supposed to respect and pray for our leaders.

When the Sanhedrin put Paul on trial in Acts 23: 1-5, NIV, the high priest ordered someone to hit Paul on the mouth.

Paul lost his temper and retorted, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!”

Others then accused Paul of insulting the high priest. He replied, “Brothers, I did not realize that he was the high priest; for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people. Do not blaspheme God or curse the ruler of your people.”

He repeats that message in 1 Timothy 2:1-5

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

This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to knowledge of the truth. for there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 2:1-5, NIV)

Something to think about…

Prayer – Father, we get so frustrated with our governments, but we trust that if we pray for them, you will surely change our hearts and minds and maybe even theirs. Amen

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