Thursday, September 08, 2005

Pray for Our Leaders

I read lots of news and I found an interesting topic that is ‘hatred’!
Why, why do so many people just like to demonstrate their feeling and opinion through hatred and negatively?
When the Katrina struck the New Orleans and the Bush was too slow in responding, many…I noticed, so many people blamed, criticized and exposed the weaknesses of the government. Not only that, even negative comments were addressed to the government. Not only in the US, every where, seldom people speak ‘good’. Why?

In my opinion, it is unworthy to negatively criticize or harshly blame our leaders of even when it considered as their ‘mistakes’. Conservatively, I agree with what Paul said
Ro 13:1 Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.
Ro 13:2 Consequently, he who rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves

Again, he told Timothy

1Ti 2:1 I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone—
1Ti 2:2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
1Ti 2:3 This is good, and pleases God our Savior

So please notice the above verses. Those speak of revering the authorities, pray for them that they may govern wisely and justly. We should have prayed for them instead of blaming and cursing.

If we, as believer pray for them and speak positively, even what it seems to be uncontrolled, still the hand of the Mighty God will not to short to regain control.

To conclude, let’s exercise our faith, speaking what is good, nice, and noble and of above…that everyone shall be blessed and see that we are the sons of light.

God bless…..

4 Comments:

Anonymous howard said...

Funny I'd never thought of it prior to reading your post here, but does the submission to government authority also mean that the U.S. should have never been formed (since, presumably, George III of England was put in place by God).

I'm honestly not trying to be a pain here, but do you have any ideas as to when submission to authority might not be warranted? Is it when those in authority go directly against the will of God (as some people believe the Bush administration has done)? Or is there a more formal, refined test?

Sunday, September 11, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well how about you naming ONE GOOD THING that the government did in response to Katrina? The only thing they were interested in is COVERING UP their own ineptitude (and they have plenty of that!) I will never again wear the name "Christian" and it is directly because of George W. Bush. So maybe it would be better if a millstone were tied around his neck...

Sunday, September 11, 2005  
Blogger Nigel said...

How can you say that it is unworthy of us to critize our leaders? All leaders, political, corporate,social or religious must be critized for their mistakes or inaction; that is part and parcel of the jobs that they have chosen to perform. I believe this criticism of those in position of authority is especially necessary when it comes to politicians, not only is it our right but it is our duty to critize them, to make them know what we, the masses, are thinking. I hope that we in the West never get to a point where we are afraid to express our opinions about our leaders, for giving up that duty and allowing those in power to do as they please is the first step towards tyranny.

Sunday, September 11, 2005  
Blogger Bird said...

Nigel,
You are right...People (especially our political leaders) seem to forget that our political leaders are ANSWERABLE to us. They are PUBLIC SERVANTS but in their arrogance are not accountable to anybody. They don't even think they have to answer questions honestly. And, I, like ANONYMOUS, will never again refer to myself as a Christian. It's not that I don't believe in Jesus or God or believe that the way of Christ is good and worthy life. However, there is not church for me any longer. I have been labeled a traitor within almost every American church. The religious right whines and complains about having "no voice" when it is really believing liberals who have no voice. The religious right runs everything and look at the mess.

Sunday, September 11, 2005  

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