The Bible has quite a bit to say about leaders or rulers, who are elected politicians in America. It can be disturbing to read some of these verses and think about what is seen on the news and observe current happenings. Scandals, poor decisions, and dishonesty seem to be the norm for politicians recently. The first three verses describe what is happening in our country, while the last one might offer a solution for a better nation. All these verses are from the Living Bible translation.
Proverbs 28:2 says “When there is moral rot within a nation, its government topples easily; but with honest, sensible leaders there is stability.” Just reading about the top 10 political scandals in the United States is disturbing.
Finding honest, sensible leaders seems to be difficult in our modern day nation. Moral rot is not a term used in everyday conversation, but this verse warns what can happen to a nation when morals decline.
Proverbs 11:14 says “Without wise leadership, a nation is in trouble; but with good counselors there is safety.” In late 2013 the approval rating of congress sank to a record low. This is proof that our citizens do not think our nation has wise leadership.
Proverbs 29:12 says “A wicked ruler will have wicked aides on his staff.” In August 2013 there was a list published that the Obama Administration had two dozen scandals and counting. No staff members have been reported to have been removed from their jobs.
This verse seems to be another statement from God’s word that applies to our nation. If you read about those top 10 political scandals mentioned earlier, the staff members made a huge contribution to the wicked stuff that happened in those scandals.
A Blessed Nation
Psalms 33:12 says “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, whose people he has chosen as his own.” This verse offers some hope for America. Instead of dwelling on the verses about bad politicians, Bible readers search for verses like this one.
If a nation chooses to love God, the people of that nation will be chosen as his own by God. Much like parents protect their children, God has protected our nation like no other. There is hope for America if the moral rot improves and honest, sensible leaders are restored.
Reading articles like this one can be passed on to give others a desire to read the Bible, turn to God, and remove some of the evil staff with wise voting. God has really blessed America, and there is hope for that to continue.