Should one Govern who Hates the Right?

James H. Cagle
pastorjameshcagle@yahoo.com

The Bible (KJV) says, “Shall even he that hateth right govern?” (Job 34: 17).

The question being asked is, should someone that hates what’s right, best, and good for a people, country, and nation be allowed the opportunity to govern those people and that country?

To qualify as someone who could rule over men, David said, “The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God” (2 Sam. 23: 3). So, to qualify as someone who could run for office, one must at least acknowledge the existence of God and show respect, reverence, and honor for Him. This would immediately rule out the atheist, and the Democrats who are building their political platform on the socialist agenda, and have refused to acknowledge God. Communist country’s are governed by despots who hate the right.

Being religious isn’t a qualifier for a political office. Satan is religious. A person to qualify must demonstrate in their public life that they acknowledge the existence of God and live in such a way that shows they know they’ll answer to Him on Judgment Day.

But then what is “right?”  It’s obvious that right cannot be wrong. And what is wrong? Right is what is right with God and is what Jesus would do. Wrong is the very opposite of right.

The battle is between what’s right and what’s wrong, between good and evil. Evil will gain the upper hand when people who love the wrong and hate the right and good are put into positions of governance. “When the righteous are in authority, the people (all the people, all political parties) rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn” (Pro. 29: 2). And, “By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted: but it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked” (Pro. 11: 11).

If we the people elect the wrong person, one who hates what is right, then we will be willingly and knowingly subjecting ourselves to the rule of one who will not do right by us or by God. When we the people and our politicians do right we live with the hope that God will bless the right.

The reason there is such corruption in politics is, we the people, have lowered the bar for those running for office. Those running for political office should be held to a higher standard than they are, and when they violate that standard they should be removed from office.

We’re voting right when we vote for the one who loves what’s right. We’re voting wrong when we vote for the one who hates what’s right.

Seeing the Invisible

O, the power of a yearning look,
The strength of a loving gaze;
Not of a mere curious glance,
But a look that sees through the haze.

Waiting, often, long to focus,
‘Til the image I’ve sought is clear;
Then defined, I  see His visage,
And move to Him without any fear.

Oh, the pleasure of contemplation;
To think of love and envision Him
‘Til the Spirit reveals His glory,
Opening up the invisible realm.

This world is full of clamorous noise,
Some sound is constantly on the ear;
Or some sight has us distracted,
Keeping us from knowing He’s near.

But the soul that keeps its focus
And the heart that holds its love,
Soon will pass through into splendor,
And know the friendship of Him above.

To every morning wait at the gate
For wisdom and grace to give me strength;
Gazing lovingly into the garden,
‘Til He appears to me at length.

I’ve no regret He kept me waiting,
For I knew He had not gone;
Waiting strengthened my deepest longings,
Increasing my thirst for this dear One.

He’s arresting my attention,
This most precious One to me.
His love attracts me and molds me,
‘Til His grace  is reflected in me.

Looking beyond the visible,
No temporal thing holding the eyes;
Seeing Him who is invisible,
Within whose hands, each joy doth lie.

That on which the heart is fixed
And keeps me anchored by God’s grace,
Will hold my love, ‘til on yon shore,
I’m’ held in Jesus’ loving embrace.

God gives to each of His children
A heart that can see the spiritual realm;
By faith they can see the invisible,
And there behold the Majesty of Him.
James H. Cagle

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