Today’s devotion was given by Nathan Singleton. Here are his notes encouraging us to pray for our leaders.
Good Morning, y’all!
- Think about how much time we as Americans spend arguing about politics or watching news that essentially just argues politics
- How much time we spend arguing whether or not Trump is a Christian, instead of praying God really gets a hold of his life
- Fighting about if a wall will be built or not instead of praying for unity
- Searching the web for the latest Hollywood sex scandal instead of praying for God to purify our nation
- Oozing worry and anxiety as you pull up another article on North Korea instead of beseeching God for peace in our country
Y’all, nowhere in the Bible does it tell us to get our noses out of joint over all this political stuff.
This is the teaching the Bible gives us on politicians
Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. 2 So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. 3 For the authorities do not strike fear in people who are doing right, but in those who are doing wrong. Would you like to live without fear of the authorities? Do what is right, and they will honor you. 4 The authorities are God’s servants, sent for your good. But if you are doing wrong, of course you should be afraid, for they have the power to punish you. They are God’s servants, sent for the very purpose of punishing those who do what is wrong.
7 Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.
1 Timothy 2:1-2
I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives.
Today we will pray for our leaders! We will stay faithful no matter how our leaders are.