don’t act like god

Tuesday September 24th, 1 Timothy 2:  1-3 The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live. You don’t have to love, or even like who is in power to pray for them.  Pray that what is best for the collective we will come to past and the arrogance of the “me” be overshadowed.  Pray that justice will be done even if it costs you personally.  Pray that those who make decisions will be lovers of God and respecters of humanity.  Pray that even if the elected leaders haven’t the foggiest idea who God is or what God represents the will be known by God, because we all fit into that category some of the time.  Remember even Cyrus, who overthrew the Babylonian empire and freed the Hebrew captives may not have known God, but God knew him and many in scripture considered him at the time to be a messiah.  Remember also that the ones Jesus had a hard time with were the religious leaders who were sure they knew what was the will of God for others.  Scripture calls them the Pharisees and Sadducees.  So pray for our leaders, all of them, that they may be led by God, loved by God and filled with enough doubt so they don’t act like god.  


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