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The Statesman as Caretaker

The Statesman as Caretaker

The Statesman as Caretaker Our Creator and Master teaches us that we live and operate within a temporary world before He comes to visibly reign in the person of Jesus. It begins with God’s clarification of Jesus’ birth 700 years beforehand: For to us a child is born, to us a son is given (Isaiah […]

The Statesman Wrestles with God

The Statesman Wrestles with God

The Statesman Wrestles with God At the heart of our desire to be Statesmen, rather than simply politicians, is understanding our Creator’s desired role in our lives and decisions. At stake is our ability to move from a view of the likelihood of God’s existence to complete confidence in Him and the sense that He […]

The Statesman Serving Under the Ultimate King

The Statesman Serving Under the Ultimate King

The Statesman Serving Under the Ultimate King There is the repeated declaration throughout God’s instruction book that He is the ultimate King over our nations and our world. For example: For the Lord Most High is to be feared [and worshipped with awe-inspiring reverence and obedience]; He is a great King over all the earth […]

The Statesman’s Resource of a Personal Guide

The Statesman’s Resource of a Personal Guide

The Statesman’s Resource of a Personal Guide It was King David who began Psalm 23 with words that should inspire every Statesman: The Lord is my shepherd (Psalm 23:1). He, as a ruler, was continually challenged with threats beyond his capacity. Here, he presents the image of himself as a vulnerable sheep dependent upon a protective shepherd […]

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 Covenant That Can Undergird the Statesman

The Covenant That Can Undergird the Statesman

The Covenant That Can Undergird the Statesman The God Who created us is a covenant-keeping God. Covenant, first of all, describes the unchangeable partnership between an omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent Creator and finite man. The covenant nature of our God is of utmost value because in covenant, we can know what to expect of each party […]

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

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, […]

The Statesman Looks at ‘Separation of Church

The Statesman Looks at ‘Separation of Church and State’

The Statesman Looks at ‘Separation of Church and State’ We have recently been looking at the roles of Government, Religious Institution and Family in bringing God’s promised blessings to a nation. Before we move on, let us consider the concept known as “separation of Church and State”. King Jehoshaphat, of Judah, reigned 873-949 B.C. His […]