Wise Government

Posted 9/24/2005 9:47:57 PM

Proverbs has much to say about many things, setting out multitudes of cause-and-effect and comparisons that reflect the true nature of man and God's wisdom.

Let's look at Proverbs and government from two perspectives: from government to people, and from people to government.

Government to People

What a government ("king" in the Proverbs) should be like:

There seems to be lots of emphasis on truth in government!
People to Government

Proverbs often don't seem to make sense when viewed in context of the way the world generally works. Nevertheless, they are more true than we might otherwise think:
Again, like the goverment, the people have a responsibility to be truthful, and also obedient. Especially since Proverbs 21:1; 8:15-16 make it very clear that goverment is in God's control, and therefore should be respected as His institution.

All verses in this article