God’s Sovereignty over Kings

Today’s reading: Ezra 4:1-7:28

My selection: Ezra 6:22

And they kept the Feast of Unleavened Bread seven days with joy, for the Lord had made them joyful and had turned the heart of the king of Assyria to them, so that he aided them in the work of the house of God, the God of Israel.

My reflections:

Here is an example of the well known proverb.  The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord;  he turns it wherever he will. Proverbs 21:1

My challenge: If we believe this, we should reflect our confidence through prayer for the king (or president) rather than complaining about him. Whether he knows it or not, he is God’s servant for our good (Romans 13:4). God will deal with him if he fails to fulfill his mandate as servant. Stop complaining. Start praying.

Tomorrow’s reading: Ezra 8:1-10:44

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