The wisdom of Solomon in the Proverbs has formerly said,
“Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:14
and that is so evidently true in many cases of nations and people. It is true of Israel, England, and the United States of America; and any other nation which has had righteous rule. The writer of Proverbs also states;
“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” Proverbs 29:2 (KJV)
Many professing Christians believe that this nation is about to come under the judgment of God because of unrighteous rule, and unrighteous laws, and unrighteous deeds. However, that is just not the case; we have unrighteous rule, unrighteous laws, and unrighteous deeds, because the judgment of God is already on us. It is not coming it is here.
We have been a nation [USA] which has lived comfortably, leisurely, and selfishly. And, without much thought of how God’s hand was on us without pride, and greed having a upper hand in it.
The people of a nation led by righteous authority do rejoice; there are more freedoms with self control, generosity, caring, sharing, and loving. Righteousness equals right judgments in situations of law, court judgments in cases of crime, and injustice. Righteousness is doing that which is right according to what God says; not what man says is right. Righteousness knows right from wrong; and yes there is right and wrong.
When the wicked rule there is unrighteousness, fear, injustice, greed, religious zeal without fear of God or consequences of unrighteous acts.
When there is wicked men who rule a nation; that does not mean that Christian men and women cannot be righteous in their conduct. It is the time for men and women of God to shine the righteousness of Christ to a world in darkness; to our nation in darkness. No politician can save this nation from ruin. According to the unrighteous prophets of our day, things will get better, economically; but morally, and legally things will worsen, and get darker. It is time for the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ to shine.
Shine down YOUR righteousness O LORD. Shine Jesus Shine. One day we know YOU will come and rule; then, that will truly be WHEN THE RIGHTEOUS RULE.
-Tim A. Blankenship
Note: In my commentary above I have written, “According to the unrighteous prophets of our day, things will get better, economically; but morally, and legally things will worsen…” I was not meaning to say that the unrighteous prophets believed things would worsen morally, and legally; but that is my thoughts.