5326 government

5326 government

God’s gracious rule over the nations, particularly Israel. Also, the divinely established ruling of people by God’s appointed authorities for the good of society and to prevent anarchy.

God governs the nations

Ps 22:28 See also 1Ch 29:12; 2Ch 20:6; Ps 9:7-8; Ps 47:2,7-8; Ps 66:7; Ps 67:4; Ps 103:19; Da 4:32,35; 1Ti 6:15

Jesus Christ also governs the nations

Isa 9:6 See also Ps 72:8-11; Ps 110:2; Zec 6:13; Zec 9:10; Rev 2:27; Ps 2:9; Rev 12:5; Rev 19:15

The manner of God’s government of Israel was unique

Jdg 8:23 See also 1Sa 8:7; 1Sa 12:12

God governs individuals

Pr 21:1 See also Pr 16:1,9; Pr 19:21; Pr 20:24; Jer 10:23; La 3:37; Da 5:23; Ac 17:26; Jas 4:13-15

God has established human agencies for the government of people

Ro 13:1 See also Ge 9:5-6; Pr 8:15-16; Da 2:37-38; Da 4:17,32; Da 5:21; Mt 22:17-21; Jn 19:11; 1Ti 2:2-3; 1Pe 2:13

Government is for the good of society Ro 13:4 See also Ps 72:12-14; Ps 82:3-4

Government is established to prevent anarchy Ro 13:2-3 See also Ge 9:6; Ezr 7:26; Pr 21:15; Pr 28:2; Pr 29:4; Ac 25:11; Ro 13:4; 1Pe 2:14

See also

1355providence
4065orderliness
5219authority, human institutions
5257civil authorities
5267control
5327governors
5375law
5395lordship, human & divine
5509rulers
5540society
7263theocracy
8453obedience