“You shall not revile God, nor curse a ruler of your people. (Exodus 22:28 ESV)
Americans (and I’m sure others too) have such a hard time with this command. It has become commonplace to criticize and curse our president by people in the church. It has become commonplace to criticize and curse school teachers and parents and church leaders. I. An certainly relate to all of these. I can pick out major flaws with each one. Nevertheless, we are not to do it. The apostle Paul flipped this around and called us also to submit to our leaders, and this in a time when the known world was governed by Nero, a hideously immoral and oppressive man believed by many to be “the beast” of Revelation.
Instead, let us pray for our leaders knowing that God has out them over us. Let us pray for Oresident Obama, our senators and congressmen, our city officials, teachers, pastors, and parents. And let us thank God for them as His provision for His people.
Will you pray for your leaders today?
Chronological Reading Plan plus Psalms: Ex 22-24, Ps 37