Just to clear the air, I have really nothing to say about the politics of the United States of America, or for that matter any other country. But I am going to show you from the Word of God the measuring rod by which you will be able to evaluate any and every situation in terms of leadership and rule in any nation, and we’re going to dig down on this a little bit into the Scripture. So you need to be ready to use your mind and think through with me. It’s not going to be like a sermon, it’s going to be like a big Bible study that we’re going to have together, only I do all the talking, okay.
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Now last time we began this little two-part series on God’s requirements for rulers, thinking about who rules in any kind of situation, whether it’s a king, or a pharaoh, or a Caesar, or an emperor, or a tsar, or a president, or a prime minister, or a senator, or a judge – anyone who is in authority over people; anyone who has people’s interest in their hands; anyone whose decision-making affects people, populations, societies, cultures, and nations.
Does the Bible require anything of rulers or is it just a theocratic issue? If you’re a ruler in the kingdom of Israel, God has requirements. But beyond that He doesn’t care what rulers are like. Is it just that God cares what pastors are like, and elders in the church, and leaders in the church, and really doesn’t care about other leaders?
The truth of the matter is God has requirements for all rulers, all those who have authority over people, and it’s laid out in Scripture. And last week we tried to lay just kind of a basic understanding of that. I’m just going to rehearse a few of the things that we sort of established as foundational, and this you would know if you were here. But I just want to kind of set it in place again.
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