Read Deuteronomy 15 – 17 for today…

“And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.”  Deuteronomy 17:19-20  (KJB)

In reading Deuteronomy 17:14-20 we find that God has laws, principles for kings that Israel might have when they make the decision to have a king similar to other nations.

First of all God says “I will choose him”.  He will also be one of Israel’s own, not a foreigner.  He is not to amass  horses, chariots, or great wealth for himself; nor lead or cause his people to return to Egypt.  Neither is he to multiply wives – this seems to have application to making treaties with surrounding nations, in which one took a daughter of the foreign king as a sign of peace between them; make no such treaties with said nations (Deut. 17:15-17).

Whomever God chooses as king will write this law down, read it everyday, learn to fear the LORD, and observe this law, that he might not be self-exalted over his people.  Keep the commandment, and live to be a good and godly king.

These are great principles for not only kings; but presidents, premieres, popes, and anyone who would lead a nation.

Of course the only King who is trustworthy is the King of kings.  His name is Jesus, and He is returning one day, maybe real soon, to set up His kingdom on earth.  His coming (the second advent) is at least 7 years away.  He is coming as He said He would (John 14:1-6)

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