Exodus 22:28 (NLT)

28 “You must not dishonor God or curse any of your rulers.

Not only are we to honor our rulers, but we are also to pray for them.  I believe that when we pray for our rulers, we call upon the heavenly host to bless them and encourage them in their ability to govern.  Our lives become more peaceful when we live within the will of God.

It is also important for us to refrain using the name of the Lord in a trifling manner, but to be respectful of our God at all times.

Lord, please forgive us when we disrespect your Name and your choices.

New Living Translation (NLT)

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