The Thursday feature of the Worldly Saints blog will pull a current event and look at it from the perspective of a Christian world view. There is no guarantee we will comment on the most “popular” or “biggest story” out there, but we will take a story that is worth considering.
Don’t you wish that we still forced our government leaders to follow Deuteronomy 17:18-20? Moses recorded here, “And when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, he shall write for himself in a book a copy of this law, approved by the Levitical priests. And it shall be with him, and he shall read in it all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God by keeping all the words of this law and these statutes, and doing them, that his heart may not be lifted up above his brothers, and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, either to the right hand or to the left, so that he may continue long in his kingdom, he and his children, in Israel.”
The purpose for such a prescription is multi-faceted:
- To instill a reverence for la
- To remind the king is lives under the Law and not over it
- To help the king remember what the laws actually are
What brought this to my mind was the recent decision made by our President to exchange an American soldier for five Taliban prisoners. Other than the politics of making such a decision, the central problem – in my opinion – was the fact that he broke the law of notifying Congress a minimum of thirty days before such an exchange.
Even Democrat Dianne Feinstein and CNN’s top legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin agree President Obama willingly broke the law.
And we wonder why people in our country don’t have a reverence for any kind of law! Isn’t is as simple as this? Like people, like priest. If our leaders will break the Law to meet their own agenda(s), why wouldn’t we?