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 are atheist and hate the right.

Psalm 14 and 53 tell us that the atheist who denies the existence of God is a fool. And then goes on to point out how this atheism relaxes moral restrains and then ensues corruption.

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.

And we must remember that our vote is a choice that has consequences for good or evil.

I Love America’s Flag

I love America’s flag.
Her colors, red, white and blue.
She’s the symbol of our freedom,
Of what’s so precious to me and you.
I love America’s flag.
Dear Ole Glory waving high.
May her stars and stripes forever,
Be seen flying in our sky.
I love America’s flag.
See her waving through our land.
For here we salute and honor her,
On the field and in the grandstand.
I love America’s flag.
Her rising, unfurling at first light,
High atop her guarding post,
Then folded away at ev’ning light.
I love America’s flag.
She stands for freedom and liberty.
May we all love and respect her,
And give her that due dignity.
I love America’s flag.
Many fought and bled for her.
And for all that she stands for,
Many gave all and died for her.
I love America’s flag.
Her colors so brave and proud.
We’ve flown her on the battlefield,
And paraded her through the crowd.
I love America’s flag.
And each patriot loves her to.
She stands for all that we hold dear,
So forever to our flag be true.
I love America’s flag.
From our first struggle she was born.
Ev’ry stripe and star was stitched,
To throw off tyranny with scorn.
I love America’s flag.
She frowns on our disunity.
As one we put our trust in God,
And live to make ev’ry man free.
I love America’s flag.
I see her waving in the sky.
May God bless America,
And keep our flag waving high.
James H. Cagle

2 Comments on “Should one Govern who Hates the Right?”

  1. You seems one sided in the beginning but at the end you talk about right and wrong, lately it seems to me both sides have lost their way. God is not please with either side! They both will say and do anything for a vote. They don’t care about the welfare of the people and that’s not God way. It said She stands for freedom and liberty. Tell me why people are marching for this in 2020? This just a thought and my opinion

  2. Beautiful poem! It is the heart of a veteran. I hope we never forget what our patriots have fought for. Have we so easily forgotten what these brave men fought and died for? God forbid. We are so blessed in this country. Ask any refugee (who has fled persecution, i.e. war refugee, terrorism) who has come to this country and found a new home here in America; they escaped tyranny. We don’t want tyranny here. Perhaps if our politicians were held more accountable, they would be mindful of their actions/decisions and how those decisions affect us all and quit playing games and start pointing the finger at themselves and their wrongdoings instead of constantly pointing the finger at the other party. What happened to humility and working together?

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