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Tuesday, November 14th, 2017


The allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore have shocked the nation, but sadly are just the next charges of wrongful behavior against an elected official. Our elected officials should be the people we feel best represent us – therefore, they must be inherently good people with upstanding morals and a track record of successful endeavors. God gives us His criteria for strong leadership many times in the Bible, but one particularly poignant passage comes from 1 Timothy in regard to qualifications for church Overseers. Paul wrote “The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an overseer[a] must be above reproach, the husband of one wife,[b] sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?” Although our government is built upon a separation of church and state, our elected leaders cannot be separated from morality. In order for our country to prosper and remain free, the men and women we elect must reflect the God-breathed morals of 1 Timothy. Today, pray for our leaders and for Jesus to touch the heart of each one, calling them towards new life in Him.

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer[a] must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?” – 1 Timothy 3: 1-5 ESV

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