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The Statesman’s Source of Hope

The Statesman’s Source of Hope

The Statesman’s Source of Hope Every governing official faces frustration over challenges in achieving goals. This is especially significant for the leader committed to doing good, which we often refer to as a Statesman. Such a leader is generally operating contrary to those surrounding in the governing process, who may be described as politicians according […]

The Statesman’s High Privilege to Be an

The Statesman’s High Privilege to Be an Instrument in the Hands of Almighty God

The Statesman’s High Privilege to Be an Instrument in the Hands of Almighty God President Abraham Lincoln made a thought-provoking statement while in office: In the very responsible position in which I happen to be placed, being a humble instrument in the hands of our Heavenly Father, as I am. And he repeated the same […]

The Statesman Addresses the Goal of Qua...

The Statesman Addresses the Goal of Quality of Life

The Statesman Addresses the Goal of Quality of Life Our Creator has defined the quality of life He has designed for each member of His creation to be: “a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity” (1 Timothy 2:2). The context of this promise makes clear that the decisions of governing officials are critical […]

The Statesman Benefits from the Undeser...

The Statesman Benefits from the Undeserved Goodness of God

The Statesman Benefits from the Undeserved Goodness of God As we learn to work with God, who is our Supreme Master, the One who rules over our nations, it is essential that we fully understand Him. One essential element is understanding His general goodness to mankind not based upon our particular goodness or our obedience […]

The Statesman and Advisors

The Statesman and Advisors

The Statesman and Advisors It is fascinating to consider mankind’s journey in gaining knowledge of God and His intended role in the affairs of His creation. I believe an important element of that truth is revealed to us in the ninth century B.C. and continues to be relevant today: Throughout the time Jehoiada the priest instructed him, […]

Handbook for Governing as a Statesman

Handbook for Governing as a Statesman

Handbook for Governing as a Statesman The Statesman struggles to find the most effective solution to each problem faced. Let us look at the issue from a different perspective. The issue becomes clearer when we begin to consider the underlying values that must guide those solutions. King Solomon, ruled during the tenth century B.C. He […]

The Most Important National Treasure

The Most Important National Treasure

The Most Important National Treasure (NOTE: This statement was delivered to a group of diplomats at the United Nations, New York 19 June 1986.) Every nation has its treasures – those things that it values from a cultural or material point of view. Typically, the national treasures are items that are an integral part of […]

The View of God Upon Which to Build Sta...

The View of God Upon Which to Build Statesmanship

The View of God Upon Which to Build Statesmanship I believe everyone is familiar with the encounter that David had with Goliath. David was a teenager. Goliath was a 9’9” tall, seasoned, powerful warrior. Everyone knows that David fearlessly felled this giant with a pebble employing a slingshot, perhaps the crudest of all instruments. However, […]