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Rulers

Outline

 

1. Essential Qualifications

2. Subjects of the Divine Ruler

3. Particular Responsibilities

4. The Uncrowned Ruler

5. Christian Citizenship

6. Rulings Not Obeyed

 

 

1. Essential Qualifications

 

Genesis 41:33 “Therefore, Pharaoh should find an intelligent and wise man and put him in charge of the entire land of Egypt.

 

Deuteronomy 1:13 Choose some well-respected men from each tribe who are known for their wisdom and understanding, and I will appoint them as your leaders.’

 

2. Subjects of the Divine Ruler

 

Psalms 2:10-11 Now then, you kings, act wisely! Be warned, you rulers of the earth! 11 Serve the Lord with reverent fear, and rejoice with trembling.

 

3. Particular Responsibilities

 

Psalms 82:3-4 “Give justice to the poor and the orphan; uphold the rights of the oppressed and the destitute.  4 Rescue the poor and helpless; deliver them from the grasp of evil people.

 

4. The Uncrowned Ruler

 

Ezekiel 21:25-26 “O you corrupt and wicked prince of Israel, your final day of reckoning is here! 26 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: “Take off your jeweled crown, for the old order changes. Now the lowly will be exalted, and the mighty will be brought down.

 

 

5. Christian Citizenship

 

1 Peter 2:13-14 For the Lord’s sake, respect all human authority—whether the king as head of state, 14 or the officials he has appointed. For the king has sent them to punish those who do wrong and to honor those who do right.

 

 2 Peter 2:10 He is especially hard on those who follow their own twisted sexual desire, and who despise authority.  These people are proud and arrogant, daring even to scoff at supernatural beings without so much as trembling.

 

 

6. Rulings Not Obeyed

 

Exodus 1:17 But because the midwives feared God, they refused to obey the king’s orders. They allowed the boys to live, too.

 

Daniel 3:18 But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”

 

Acts 5:29 But Peter and the apostles replied, “We must obey God rather than any human authority.

 

 

Outline is from the Dixon Analytical Bible

Scripture is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com

Arranged and modified by HKM 09/21/2011