I try not to bring politics into this blog but today’s readings are meant for the leaders of our church, our city, our state, our country and our world to pay heed to. As soon as I started reading, my mind went immediately to our leadership and what is right with God. Our leaders must be wise because wisdom leads to truth and all truth, all right, all good things are of God, from God and ordained by God. It is my simple prayer this morning that by some miracle that all who chose to lead, read today’s readings and lead according to the will of God, not the will of man.
Hear, O kings, and understand;
learn, you magistrates of the earth’s expanse!
Hearken, you who are in power over the multitude
and lord it over throngs of peoples!
Because authority was given you by the Lord
and sovereignty by the Most High,
who shall probe your works and scrutinize your counsels.
Because, though you were ministers of his kingdom, you judged not rightly,
and did not keep the law,
nor walk according to the will of God,
Terribly and swiftly shall he come against you,
because judgment is stern for the exalted–
For the lowly may be pardoned out of mercy
but the mighty shall be mightily put to the test.
For the Lord of all shows no partiality,
nor does he fear greatness,
Because he himself made the great as well as the small,
and he provides for all alike;
but for those in power a rigorous scrutiny impends.
To you, therefore, O princes, are my words addressed
that you may learn wisdom and that you may not sin.
For those who keep the holy precepts hallowed shall be found holy,
and those learned in them will have ready a response.
Desire therefore my words;
long for them and you shall be instructed.
Do something great for our Lord today – pray for wisdom so that you to may be found holy. Do what is right; do what is just; understand and heed the will of God.
God’s will, not mine, be done.
Be not afraid; just have faith.
Jesus, I trust in You.
He must increase; I must decrease.
But you man of God, chose righteousness, faith, love, devotion, patience and gentleness. Compete well for the faith.