Daily Bible Nugget #126, Proverbs 29:2

The Nugget:

Proverbs 29:2 When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

I thought this verse would be a good follow-up to Proverbs 18:5 discussed yesterday. When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice. Currently, many people are not rejoicing because those who are currently in authority are not righteous. Why do I say they are not righteous? Leadership that flaunts the Constitution is not righteous. Leaders who tell lies to the degree that one of them in particular could almost be called the nation’s “Liar in Chief” are not righteous. When the wicked bear rule, the people mourn. If the current wickedness of the administration continues on its present path, the people will surely be in mourning. Am I advocating a theocratic rule for this nation instead? Hardly. But it would likely be a vast improvement to dump the current administration in the next few election cycles and place some honest politicians (a contradiction in terms?) in positions of leadership for a change. The coming year ought to be very interesting. From the Bible we learn that to change society at large for the better we must see change to enough individuals to make a difference. That means more souls must be won to Christ. More people need to get informed about why and how this country was founded, and learn about the original intent of those founding fathers as seen in their writings, and in the Constitution and Bill of Rights they put in place. And more people must become committed to following Biblical principles and values in their own life, the purpose for Real Bible Study.

For those who desire to DIG DEEPER into this subject:

(1) Consult the cross references given in Nelson’s Cross Reference Guide to the Bible on page 686 for Proverbs 29:2.

(2) Consult the cross references given in The New Treasury of Scripture Knowledge on page 724 or in Logos 5 Bible software for Proverbs 29:2.

(3) Lacking access to those two resources, consult the cross references for this passage as I have developed them as given below:

Proverbs 29:2. the righteous. Pr 11:10. 28:12, 28. Est 8:15. Ps 72:1-7. 101:6. Is 32:1, 2. Je *23:5, 6. Re 11:15. in authority. or, increased. ver. 16. Ge 7:17. Ex 11:9. Ec 5:11. the people rejoice. 2 K 11:14, 20. 1 Ch 12:40. 2 Ch 23:13. Jb 29:11. Re 19:7. when the wicked. ver. 16. Est 3:15. Ec 10:5. Mt *2:3, 16. people mourn. Pr %11:10. Am 5:13.

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One Response to Daily Bible Nugget #126, Proverbs 29:2

  1. ken sagely says:

    pro 29.2 when the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice:
    but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.

    encouraging cross refs
    1. pro 11.10 when it goeth well with the righteous, the city
    rejoiceth: and when the wicked perish, there is shouting.
    2. pro 28.12 when the righteous men do rejoice, there is
    great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden.
    3. pro 28.28 when the wicked rise, men hide themselves: but
    when they perish, the righteous increase.
    4. est 8.15 and mordecai went out from the presence of the king
    in royal apparel of blue and white, and with a great crown of gold,
    and with a garment of fine linen and purple: and the city of shushan
    rejoiced and was glad.
    5. psm 72.1 Give the king thy judgments, O God, and thy righteousness
    unto the kings son. vs 2 he shall judge thy people with righteousness,
    and thy poor with judgment. vs the mountains shall bring peace to the
    people, and the little hills, by righteousness. vs 4 he shall judge the poor
    of the people, he shall save the children of the needy, and shall break in
    pieces the oppressor.
    6. isa 32.1-2 behold, a king shall reign in righteousness, and princes shall
    rule in judgment. vs 2 and a man shall be as an hiding place from the wind,
    and a covert from the tempest; as rivers of water in a dry place, as the shadow
    of a great rock in a weary land.
    7. jer 23. 5 behold, the days come, saith the lord, that i will raise unto david a
    righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment
    and justice in the earth. vs 6 in his judah shall be saved, and israel shall dwell safely:
    and this is his name whereby he shall be called, The Lord Our Righteousness.
    8. rev 11.15 and the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven,
    saying, the kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our lord, and of his
    christ; and he shall reign for ever and ever.
    9. rev 11.16 and the four and 20 elders, which sat before God on their seats, fell
    upon their faces, and worshipped God,
    10 rev 11.17 saying, we give thee thanks, O lord God Almighty, which art, and wast,
    and art to come; because thou hast taken to thee thy great power, and hast reigned.

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