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The Statesman Listening to the Hearts o...

The Statesman Listening to the Hearts of the People

The Statesman Listening to the Hearts of the People We often use the adjective “people-centered” to describe modern democracy. However, there is an element of irony here. The demands upon decision-makers in Government are so great that one has to operate by priorities. By the time the primary priorities are met, there is little time […]

The Statesman Learns from Our Creator’s

The Statesman Learns from Our Creator’s Long-Range Work

The Statesman Learns from Our Creator’s Long-Range Work in the Life of the Most Powerful Ruler It is fascinating to study the way our Creator God, over the course of many decades, brought the most powerful ruler in history to submit to Him. King Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon ruled the whole known world for 43 years, from […]

Who Holds the Hand of the Statesman?

Who Holds the Hand of the Statesman?

Who Holds the Hand of the Statesman? The Statesman stands out in his vision. As analysts have pointed out: The great difference between the real statesman and the pretender is that the one sees into the future, while the other regards only the present; the one lives by the day, and acts on expediency; the […]

The Second Great Commandment Applied to...

The Second Great Commandment Applied to the Statesman

The Second Great Commandment Applied to the Statesman The question continues to be The Second Great Commandment to us as humans is:  You shall love your neighbor as yourself (Matthew 22:39). The command “Love your neighbor” is generally quoted out of context. While it is true that we are commanded to love our neighbor, this […]

Does Faith in God Contribute to Making ...

Does Faith in God Contribute to Making a Statesman?

Does Faith in God Contribute to Making a Statesman? The question continues to be asked among philosophers, historians and politicians alike: What is it that makes one a Statesman? Let us continue to look at this issue. King David, perhaps more than any other leader, strives to be the kind of leader God desires, and […]

The Statesman Recognizes Our Creator’s

The Statesman Recognizes Our Creator’s Instruction Manual

The Statesman Recognizes Our Creator’s Instruction Manual The first thing each of us does when we receive a new piece of equipment is to study the instruction manual. The reason we do this is to learn from the designer how that equipment was intended to function and how we can best achieve the results intended […]

The Statesman Displaying Mercy

The Statesman Displaying Mercy

The Statesman Displaying Mercy One of the most powerful concepts in the life of the statesman is mercy. This begins with receiving mercy. Understanding mercy entails understanding that we have forgiveness available to us that we do not automatically deserve. The most important mercy we will ever receive is from the God of the Universe […]