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Series: America In Crisis
Today we continue the series of messages on "America In Crisis." And we are teaching today from the book of Proverbs. In fact, there are many Scriptures from the book of Proverbs, written by Solomon, the wisest man in the Old Testament. And the book of Proverbs is a very practical book with help for daily living.
Proverbs 29:2 "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn."
I. GODLY LEADERSHIP BRINGS REJOICING TO A NATION
Today I want to say that Godly leadership brings rejoicing to a nation, but ungodly leadership brings regret to a nation. Now as we look at the New Testament we see that it teaches that Christians are citizens of two realms. And we have a responsibility in both realms. We are a citizen, of course, in the country in which we live, the United States. And we are to be good citizens. And we are a citizen of a heavenly kingdom, the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ. And we are to be a good citizen of His kingdom as well. And there is no conflict between the two. We are to be good citizens and exercise our privileges in the kingdom of man and in the kingdom of God.
You will remember that in the last presidential election how close it was. And you can recall that it was several weeks after the election before we knew who had been elected president. Finally it had to be determined by the Supreme Court. You remember all those hanging chads and those dangling chads and those chads that were barely punched out and all the rest of it. That is how close the election was. And if you do not think that your vote is important, just remember how close it was last time and you will know that the vote of the faithful people of God is very, very important if you are to be a good citizen of this nation.
Now, USA Today ran this article on June 3, 2004 that caught my eye. It ...
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