Statesmen Who Fear God
The children of God can most certainly desire godly leaders and call out to the Lord for those who walk in the fear of the Lord. The last words of King David in 2 Samuel give us this truth, “The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: ‘When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings the grass from the earth.’” (2 Samuel 23:3-4)
Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law, gave some great advice that we as Christians need to heed, “…select capable men from all the people–men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain–and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens… If you do this and God so commands, you will be able to stand the strain, and all these people will go home satisfied.” (Exodus. 18:21,23)
Our founding fathers knew the truth in these Scriptures. Noah Webster wrote, “When you become entitled to exercise the right of voting for public offices let it be impressed on your mind that God commands you to choose as rulers men who rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect this duty and place unprincipled men in office the government will soon be corrupted.”
God has raised up at least two colleges that are prayerfully training Christian men and women to become national leaders who will have an influence on our culture with timeless Biblical values. They are Patrick Henry College and Focus On the Family Institute.
Exercise Your Biblical Rights. Pray for Statesmen Who Fear God!