Ten Verses a Government (and its people) Should Heed

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#10 – Samuel’s Words to Israel

He said, "These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons and appoint them to his chariots and to be his horsemen and to run before his chariots. And he will appoint for himself commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and some to plow his ground and to reap his harvest, and to make his implements of war and the equipment of his chariots. He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers. He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his servants. He will take the tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and to his servants. He will take your male servants and female servants and the best of your young men and your donkeys, and put them to his work. He will take the tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves. And in that day you will cry out because of your king, whom you have chosen for yourselves, but the LORD will not answer you in that day."

(1 Samuel 8:11-18)

 

#9 – A Money Proverb from King Solomon (Proverbs 22.7)

“The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.”

 

#8 – The Blessed Nation (Psalm 33.12)

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!”

 

#7 – A House Divided (Mark 3.25)

“And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.”

 

#6 – Live at Peace (Romans 12.18)

“If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.”

 

#5 – The Understanding Character (Proverbs 28.16)

"A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor, but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days."

 

#4 – The Power of the Government (Romans 13.1)

"Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God."

 

#3 – Work as for the Lord (Colossians 3.23-24)

"Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Jesus Christ."

 

#2 – No Work, No Eat (2 Thessalonians 3.10)

"For even when we were with you, we would give you this command: If anyone is not willing to work, let him not eat."

 

#1 – Remember, Remember, Remember (Ecclesiastes 12.14)

"For God will bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil."

 

Just my thoughts,

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