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Motivation to Pray for Our Governor

With Tennessee’s new governor to be sworn in this Saturday, it’s natural to wonder what he will do for us. But the real question, biblically, is what will God do through him?

In Psalm 4, King David says that people were saying to him, “Who will show us any good,” perhaps looking to him for good things even as we may be tempted to look to Mr. Lee. But David’s response to their question was, “LORD, lift up the light of Your countenance upon us.”

David knew that there was no innate good in him; he was conceived and born in sin. He knew what the New Testament affirms, that the flesh avails nothing.

Knowing this should spur us to pray for Mr. Lee and ask God to direct him toward that which is righteous and just.

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Who Will Most Influence Bill Lee?

Some political conservatives are concerned that Governor-elect Bill Lee is being surrounded by RINOs, the acronym for “Republicans In Name Only.” They are concerned that these assumed RINOs will negatively influence Mr. Lee’s decisions.

But in Proverbs 21:1, God tells us through King Solomon that “The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes” (NKJV).

This is nothing more than Solomon’s recognition of the overarching sovereignty of God and the truth that, years later, King Nebuchadnezzar would profess, that our God does “according to His will . . . among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand.”

As the Prince of Preachers, Charles Spurgeon once said, “There is no attribute more comforting to [God’s] children than that of God’s Sovereignty.”

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Praying for Those in Authority

Next week Tennessee’s Legislature will reconvene, and on the 19th, Bill Lee will be sworn in as our 50th governor.

The Apostle Paul exhorted the early church to pray for all those in authority, and it is right that we pray for these new leaders as they are sworn into office and begin their service. They will have to make some hard decision that will affect every Tennessean. We need to pray that God will grant them not just knowledge, wisdom, and discernment, but also the courage to do what is right in God’s eyes and fear Him more than not being re-elected.

And pray for the team here at the Family Action Council of Tennessee as we work to exhort our legislators and governor to protect God’s design for marriage and the family, life, and religious liberty.

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