Last week, we began looking at kings in general for similiarities to God’s character and how to approach God. We have been studying in particular the story of Esther and King Ahasarus. We left off the discussion how kings are expected to rule in righteousness. Below are a few scriptures to support this truth. Next, we discuss some fruits of fasting and prayer, which is a way to reverence our approach to God eliminating distractions from our life.
Ruling in Righteousness
Below are some scriptures regarding the expectation for kings to rule in righteousness
- Worship the Lord with reverence and rejoice with trembling. – Psalms 2:11
- Loyalty and truth preserve the king , and he upholds his throne by righteousness. – Proverbs 20:28
- It is abomination for kings to commit wicked acts; for a throne is established in righteousness. – Proverbs 16:12