1 Timothy 2:1-3 – Pray For Our Leaders

1 Timothy 2:1-3
1
 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;

-We’ve just come through a long and grueling election cycle.  Topics were heavy, emotions were high, and many people on both sides spoke out in opposition of the major candidates.  But whether you voted Democrat or Republican, whether you love Donald Trump or Hate him, the time for all of that is over.  Donald Trump is the President of the United States and, as such, he needs our prayers and our support.  Some might say, “Well I didn’t vote for him.”  That doesn’t matter; what matters is that he was freely elected as our leader and we are called to pray for our leaders.  Others might say, “I believe he is a racist or a chauvinist”.  Even if that were true and even if you were personally offended by that truth, does the Bible not also call us to “pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you?” (Matthew 5:44)  The fact is none of us are perfect and so none of us have a leg to stand on when it comes to wishing for another’s downfall.  If it came to pass that the President did abuse his power or take this as an opportunity to break the laws of God and man, then the Lord is more than able to remove him (Daniel 2:21); but until such a day should come, it is our duty to pray that President Trump will have good success in his station and that he can be used of God to bring about His will.  Anything less is simply unbiblical.

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