The One Job Of A President
If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked. The poor man and the oppressor meet together; the Lord gives light to the eyes of both. If a king faithfully judges the poor, his throne will be established forever. — Proverbs 29:12-14
The rulers, kings, and presidents of our day disappoint us, don't they?
They disappoint us because they're corrupt and are subject to corrupt counsel all day long. Add to this that we elect them out of a selfish bias. A bias that favors ourselves. We won't always admit it, but when we vote, we are really voting for ourselves. We vote for the things we want, just like every other man. And herein lies the problem — sinful men select a sinful man to lead them out of selfish desires. Insidious, is it not?
But there is a saving grace. Romans 13:1 reads:
For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. — Romans 13:1
We are reminded in this verse that while men do wicked, evil, and selfish things and select wicked, evil, and selfish men to lead them, God can still intervene. Sinful man cannot stop an unstoppable God. And by his grace, he selects the ruler, king, and president and gives him authority. And this leader with this authority has only one job. Just one. To mediate justice. He must keep himself pure and purge his house of unrighteousness. That's it. And if he does this, he will be established forever. If not, the house comes crumbling down. This is certain. So don't fret about the unjust leaders in our world. God's got that. He will deal with them each.
In the meantime, be concerned about yourself. Consider a question — what do you need to purge from your life today? What wickedness have you allowed into your life and home that you need to be rid of? Purge-it. Mediate it justly. And be established forever.
ASK THIS: What do you need to purge from your life today?
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PRAY THIS: God, may I purge my life and home of unrighteousness. I want to be established forever!
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