Heads of Governments
Deuteronomy 1:15 -
So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known [understanding], and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
These days if you are on Facebook with American brothers and sister on yours 'friends' list you are sure to see posts of either criticizing Obama or supporting his policies, mostly against than pro. The same is the story in many states in India since the elections are at hand either the corporation election or state election. These elections also effects the Church services and you find people praying for a good government very often.
In India things are a little less for people are got used to being oppressed, but in America Obama is become another god for many Americans. It is not that they worship him but even though they hate him, he has become the center stage of their lives. One needs to understand whoever takes the most important place in your life is your God. Even if it is out of hatred and not love yet that person or thing becomes your god and you land up paying homage to that person or thing every now and then.
In today's message the Lord is telling us it is He who appoints people to lead us or administer over us, if we are walking in His ways then we would have anointed, wise and people of good character governing us. But if we are not walking in His ways then we would have people who will supress us, exploit us and persecute us.
Praying is good but better is holding on to the promise by abiding in the Lord and awaiting the good results. Mercy of God is like rains. God has made seasons so do not expect nonstop showers, if there was nonstop rains then there would not be seasons but only one season.
The message is very clear to us, if we want good governance let us start working inside us; let us walk in the ways of the Lord and surely the people in the government will be good.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, You are God and nothing in this world happens without your knowledge and permission. In your anger You turn your face from man and thus allow the devourer a free hand over the people. Lord, today we make a commitment to improve our personal lives and build a better relationship with You so that we will be blessed and have peace in our lives...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.
17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.
37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.
38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.
43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
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