Ruling in Righteousness


“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan” (Prov 29:2Open Link in New Window, NKJV).



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Political correctness is the liberal buzz word of the day. It would appear we must be sensitive to every special interest group or ideology, no matter how that group or ideology might negatively impact our lives or violate ethical or moral laws; more importantly God‘s laws. When God created the earth, he did not care what people thought of his policies. His policy was THE way!



God laid down rules in the Garden of Eden for Adam and Eve to follow. As long as they followed these rules, they would reign over every living creature. These laws were representing the Creator in all aspects. God‘s government was being expressed through his Nature and Nature’s Laws. He was and is the ultimate righteous ruler.

In the founding of this great nation, our founding fathers recognized this divine rule of God when they penned these words:

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God entitle them,

In addition these words have formed the foundation of our form of Government and recognized the importance of God-given rights to all individuals, the Declaration of Independence states

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men

Our founders recognized God’s granted authority, and held to the position that it was God who granted freedom to all people and that government should defend those rights granted to the people by God, not pass laws that limit the freedom of the people. The Declaration of Independence then lists all the usurpations of the King over the free citizens of the not yet formed United States. It is this foundation that birthed the United States of America and later led to the writing of the Constitution. Until recently the Constitution was defended and upheld as the final authority and the supreme law of the land.

Obeying God’s laws blesses a nation since the intent of God’s laws was not to control people but, by their obedience to his laws his people would find personal freedom. The intent of our founding fathers was to defend God-given individual rights and freedoms and establish for us a government to secure these rights. This was a noble cause and one worth fighting to maintain. Our nation fought the tyrannical rule of King George to throw off his freedom-robbing laws and regulations, and restore the freedoms granted to the colonists by God himself. It was their insistence that God rules in the affairs of man who led them to make such a bold statement.

This is no small matter. This is not something that should be ignored. But in today’s climate of political correctness the foundations that made this country great are being undermined. The “progressive” ideology behind this political correct movement seeks to deem any reference to God unacceptable, and their ultimate aim is to remove any Christian influence from our institutions of government even though this very government was founded in recognition of God’s laws and His providence. Once again I refer to the founding document of these great United States of America:

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.

A firm reliance upon the protection of Divine Providence. What a statement of faith in a Divine overseer keeping watch over the affairs of our state. Contrast that with the progressive’s agenda to remove any reliance upon God or the very mention of His name in the affairs of state. When a nation or a people seek to remove God’s influence (his laws) from their lives they forfeit the benefits afforded by those same laws. In Deuteronomy 28:13,14 we read:

“The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.”

This promise of being a leader among men will be withdrawn in the same proportion that God and his laws are removed from a nation or a people. It is because of our respect for God-given natural laws that America rose to world dominance. The removal of the same will lead to the downfall of America and our influence in the world. The further one gets from the foundations of God’s unchanging laws the lower their standard in life becomes. If you find yourself always brining up the rear perhaps you need to take a look at the principles that guide your life.


This is serious folks. What makes America exceptional is the acceptance of Divine authority and acknowledging that there is a Divine ruler who oversees all the affairs of man. Failure to recognize this truth will lead this nation into decline.

“I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. Jeremiah 9:24Open Link in New Window


God’s desire in the garden was to extend his influence across the earth through Godly leaders who would represent and legislate his Kingdom in all spheres of life. God’s laws are good and right all the time, therefore when we follow those laws we will live right and do right, which in the end produces a harvest of righteousness. It is by God’s divine guidance, and adherence to His divine authority, and recognizing His divine nature that blesses America and has caused his grace to shine on thee.

America! America!
God shed His grace on thee,
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea. Katherine Lee Bates

Our fathers’ God to Thee,
Author of Liberty,
To thee we sing,
Long may our land be bright
With Freedom‘s holy light,
Protect us by thy might
Great God, our King. Rev Samuel F. Smith

And that is this week’s tail feather

But those who are waiting for the Lord will have new strength; they will get wings like eagles: running, they will not be tired, and walking, they will have no weariness. Isaiah 40:31 Open Link in New Window (BBE)

Along for the journey



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3 thoughts on “Ruling in Righteousness

  1. Excellent post. The government’s grab for more power and the usurpation of our freedoms leads us to another phrase in the Declaration of Independence, “But when a long Train of Abuses and Usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, envinces a Design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their Right, it is their Duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future Security.” Food for thought, but hopefully 2012 can turn our ship upright once more.
    Political correctness is a “disease” and I choose not to have it. Obviously, in business dealings, certain correctness is expected but in general, no. I just returned from Cayman for vacation. It was startling (and refreshing) to read in one of their guidebooks, simply stated, that homosexuallity is frowned upon in Cayman and tourists who plan to openly practice their gay lifestyle are encouraged to vacation elsewhere. Can you imagine a US city having that statement in their literature? The ACLU & progressives would have their heads on a platter!

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