« Macedonian Empire, The Magistrates Malice »

Magistrates

Are appointed by God — Ro 13:1.

Are ministers of God — Ro 13:4,6.

Purpose of their appointment — Ro 13:4; 1Pe 2:14.

Their office to be respected — Ac 23:5.

Are not a terror to the good, but to the evil — Ro 13:3.

To be wisely selected and appointed — Ex 18:21; Ezr 7:25.

To be prayed for — 1Ti 2:1,2.

Should

Seek wisdom from God. — 1Ki 3:9.

Rule in the fear of God. — 2Sa 23:3; 2Ch 19:7.

Know the law of God. — Ezr 7:25.

Be faithful to the Sovereign. — Da 6:4.

Enforce the laws. — Ezr 7:26.

Judge wisely. — 1Ki 3:16-28.

Hate covetousness. — Ex 18:21.

Not take bribes. — Ex 23:8; De 16:19.

Defend the poor. — Job 29:12,16.

Judge for God, not for man. — 2Ch 19:6.

Judge righteously. — De 1:16; 16:18; 25:1.

Be impartial. — Ex 23:6; De 1:17.

Be diligent in ruling. — Ro 12:8.

Subjection to their authority enjoined. — Mt 23:2,3; Ro 13:1; 1Pe 2:13,14.

Wicked — Illustrated — Pr 28:15.

Good — Exemplified

Joseph. — Ge 41:46.

Gideon. — Jdj 8:35.

Samuel. — 1Sa 12:3,4; Ezr 10:1-9.

Nehemiah. — Ne 3:15.

Job. — Job 29:16.

Daniel. — Da 6:3.

Wicked — Exemplified

Sons of Samuel. — 1Sa 8:3.

Pilate. — Mt 27:24,26.

Magistrates in Philippi. — Ac 16:22,23.

Gallio. — Ac 18:16,17.

Felix. — Ac 24:26.

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