“A wise king scattereth the wicked,
and bringeth the wheel over them.”
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.
“Take away the wicked from before the king,
and his throne shall be established in righteousness.”
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.
“The wrath of a king is as messengers of death:
but a wise man will pacify it.”
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!
“Many seek the ruler’s favour;
but every man’s judgment
cometh from the LORD.”
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!