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Government Seats and Offices

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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.

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Jesus Christ governs the nations

Psalm 22:28 NASB95
For the kingdom is the Lord’s And He rules over the nations.
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Jesus Christ also governs the nations

Isaiah 9:6 NASB95
For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
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Judges 8:23 NASB95
But Gideon said to them, “I will not rule over you, nor shall my son rule over you; the Lord shall rule over you.”
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Proverbs 21:1 NASB95
The king’s heart is like channels of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever He wishes.
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God has established human agencies for the government of people

Romans 13:1 NASB95
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.
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Government is for the good of society

Romans 13:4 NASB95
for it is a minister of God to you for good. But if you do what is evil, be afraid; for it does not bear the sword for nothing; for it is a minister of God, an avenger who brings wrath on the one who practices evil.
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Government is established to prevent anarchy

Romans 13:2–3 NASB95
Therefore whoever resists authority has opposed the ordinance of God; and they who have opposed will receive condemnation upon themselves. For rulers are not a cause of fear for good behavior, but for evil. Do you want to have no fear of authority? Do what is good and you will have praise from the same;
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