Solomon's Proverbs: Politics
God ordained kings and other civil rulers, and Solomon was a king. His inspired advice about government and politics should be highly valued. Does the Bible deal with such things? Indeed! Right here in the book of Proverbs. Would to God our nations' leaders would use Proverbs as a handbook for their lives and offices. Learn some political wisdom today.
Do you tire of hearing about criminals getting away with crimes? A wise ruler will crush the wicked to powder. Potential rebels will fear, and loyal citizens will rejoice. Rulers must be strict and severe to help a nation to greatness.
Authority comes from God, including that you may have and that which you are under. Rebellion and sedition are terrible crimes, and God will punish them severely. Stay away from those who criticize or ridicule rulers.
A nation will be as great as its government is fair and right. Bribery of rulers is obviously wrong, and it will corrupt and destroy a nation. But so are all favors, kickbacks, and privileges given by lobbyists and others to influence law.
The simplest rule about authority is to obey it! If you obey a ruler well, favor and promotion are sure to follow. If you rebel or shame those in authority, punishment and trouble are sure to follow. This is true for all spheres of authority.
Are kings absolute rulers? Yes, and no. A true monarch has absolute authority over his subjects, but he himself is subject to a king – the King of kings! Great political comfort comes from knowing who rules all rulers!
Advisors are necessary in every government. But only honest and wise counselors will do. A government will reflect the integrity of its staff, which makes even lower offices important. Government employees must be virtuous.
Respect, submission, and obedience will pacify angry rulers, whether the supreme court or the local sheriff ticketing your driving. Instead of worrying about your rights, consider your responsibilities and their rightful authority!
Government can only help so much. You will be often frustrated and vulnerable if you trust them for provision and protection. But all hope is not lost! The best help and mercy comes from the king of heaven. Put your trust in Him!