Those Who Rule #246

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; but when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” (Proverbs 29:2)

Around the world, Christians live under all sorts of rulers. Some are beneficent, others are despots. Disciples are affected by how their rulers choose to exercise their authority. As citizens of the kingdom of heaven we pray for all who are in authority, that their decisions may allow us to “lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence” (1 Tim. 2:2). Pray for peace. Pray for our leaders. Be faithful and true to the Lord whether you are ruled by a righteous person or by a wicked person.