Subjects of the Divine Ruler
The Uncrowned Ruler
Rulings Not Obeyed
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
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
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.
is from the Dixon Analytical Bible
is from the New Living Bible courtesy of www.biblegateway.com
and modified by HKM 09/21/2011