14 October 2008

Election Day

It is election day in Canada and I am in a hotel room watching returns and praying that all God's people will be willing and able to honour, respect and pray for which ever party and leaders win, believing the Word which clearly states:

"Therefore he who resists and sets himself up against the authorities resists what God has appointed and arranged [in divine order]. And those who resist will bring down judgment upon themselves [receiving the penalty due them].
For civil authorities are not a terror to [people of] good conduct, but to [those of] bad behavior. Would you have no dread of him who is in authority? Then do what is right and you will receive his approval and commendation.
For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, [you should dread him and] be afraid, for he does not bear and wear the sword for nothing. He is God's servant to execute His wrath (punishment, vengeance) on the wrongdoer." Romans 13:2-4 Amplified

We may not understand or agree with every choice our leaders make, but it is God who is in control and has chosen them to serve. Our prayers and obedience honour our Lord.

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