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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 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 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 Ultimat...

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

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 […]