7 Reasons Why God Allows Wicked People to RuleTweet
Why does God allow wicked people to rule? It's a question many people ask. (Have you ever asked it?)
We ask it especially when we find ourselves oppressed, our lives made miserable, our security shaken ~ and it's due to other people's rulership over us ~ whether it's a boss, parent, politician, etc. ~ or it could even be a church leader for that matter. Why does God allow such (quote) "evil men and women" (see verses above) to assume positions of power / exercise, take control?
Well, part of it includes that these have free will just like everyone else. It's a sad fact that there are people (in a fallen world) who choose to beat down (via laws, a heavy hand, ungodly passions and thinking, wickedness) their constituents, employees, sons, daughters, wives, congregation ~ and it's their own choice to do so.
And it's one thing to say you're a Christian while all the while you do unChristian things and promote an ungodly lifestyle. (All "kings" who have an ear, let them hear.)
And there's more to it...
7 Reasons Why God Allows Wicked People to Rule:
Reason #1: So that we might distinguish between unrighteousness and righteousness. (2 Thessalonians 2:3-12)
Reason #2: So that we might choose between unrighteousness and righteousness in our own lives. (Revelation 13:1-4)
Reason #3: So that a righteous leader might arise to stand against the unrighteous him or her. (Exodus 3:10)
Reason #4: Because we ourselves have sinned and turned from God and He needs to get our attention and draw us back. (Judges 3:7-11)
Reason #5: So that we will set our hearts upon our eternal home and not get so comfortable in this one. (Matthew 6:21)
Reason #6: So as to allow for the person in charge an opportunity for repentance. (Jonah 3:6-10; Romans 2:4b)
Reason #7: So that we might turn our gaze upon (especially if we've been distracted from) the only Person worthy of ruling over people's lives. (Isaiah 9:6)
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