Wicked Rulers

Destruction is certain for unjust judges. King Ahaz encouraged moral decline. Officials and judges alike demand bribes. Only a stupid prince oppresses his people.

 

Destruction is certain for unjust judges

Isaiah 10:1    10 “Woe to those who decree unrighteous decrees, Who write misfortune, Which they have prescribed

 

King Ahaz of Israel

2 Chronicles 28:19    19 For the Lord brought Judah low because of Ahaz king of Israel, for he had encouraged moral decline in Judah and had been continually unfaithful to the Lord.

 

Leaders of Israel

Hosea 5:10    10 “The princes of Judah are like those who remove a landmark; I will pour out my wrath on them like water.

 

Officials and judges alike demand bribes

Micah 7:3    3 That they may successfully do evil with both hands—

The prince asks for gifts,

The judge seeks a bribe,

And the great man utters his evil desire;

So they scheme together.

 

Only a stupid prince oppresses His people

Proverbs 28:16    16 A ruler who lacks understanding is a great oppressor, But he who hates covetousness will prolong his days.

 

Prophecy against leaders of Israel

Ezekiel 34:2    “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel, prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord God to the shepherds: “Woe to the shepherds of Israel who feed themselves! Should not the shepherds feed the flocks?

 

Rebellious leaders

Isaiah 1:23    23 Your princes are rebellious,

And companions of thieves;

Everyone loves bribes,

And follows after rewards.

They do not defend the fatherless,

Nor does the cause of the widow come before them.

 

Some leaders are like wolves

Ezekiel 22:27    27 Her princes in her midst are like wolves tearing the prey, to shed blood, to destroy people, and to get dishonest gain.

 

Wicked ruler is dangerous

Proverbs 28:15    15  Like a roaring lion and a charging bear Is a wicked ruler over poor people.

 

Wicked rulers ruined Israel

Isaiah 3:14    14 The Lord will enter into judgment

With the elders of His people

And His princes:

“For you have eaten up the vineyard;

The plunder of the poor is in your houses.

 

Your rebellious princes love bribes and do not defend the fatherless or the widows. Some leaders are like wolves, they destroy people to get dishonest gains. A wicked ruler is dangerous. Wicked rulers ruined Israel.

 

 If God despises a practice, certainly it ought not be done.

Please remember that if we have any hope in our Lord and Savior who gave us “everything” we must be continually faithful to the Lord, first. Remember, God loved us first, even before He created us.

God is testing us every day and has given us the right to make our own choices. Do you know which ones are the right choices in Gods mind?

Fear God, love God, honor God, and trust God with all your heart, mind and soul and you will receive and experience the joy of the promises of God’s blessings in His time.

 

Prayer:   Father in heaven, hallowed is Thy Name. I praise You for Your Son and the Holy Spirit. I praise You for Your grace in sending us Your wisdom about “Wicked Rulers.” Please bless those who have read this article for they too are seeking Your righteous truth, love, wisdom and understanding.

May God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and Christianity be our guiding lights, our safety nets and our inspiration for loving happiness in all of Your kingdom. Father into your hands I commend my spirit. Not my will, but Yours be done. Please come Lord Jesus.

I pray in Jesus sweet name and to His glory through the power of the Holy Spirit,

Amen.

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