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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 […]

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 […]