Sluice Box Adventures
Believing Bible Study in the 21st century
The Perfect Government
Psalms 12:6-7 "The words of the LORD are pure words: as silver tried in a furnace of earth, purified seven times. Thou shalt keep them, O LORD, thou shalt preserve them from this generation for ever."
1 Thessalonians 2:13 "For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe."
The Perfect Government
Old Paths Baptist Mission © 2020 Richard St.James
III. The Kingdom of Babylon
God set “a standard” for the nations in Jeremiah chapter fifty, verse two: “Declare ye among the nations, and publish, and set up a standard; publish, and conceal not: say, Babylon is taken, Bel is confounded, Merodach is broken in pieces; her idols are confounded, her images are broken in pieces.” [Jeremiah 50:2]
The most powerful of the Gentile world kingdoms, “the glory of kingdoms”, was Babylon under her successive kings: Baladan, Merodachbaladan, and Nebuchadrezzar. Though powerful and glorious their idolatry will bring them to their end: “And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldees' excellency, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.” [Isaiah 13:19]
When a nation’s king and kingdom turns away from the light afforded to them by God, HE will punish them to bring them to their end every time: “Therefore thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will punish the king of Babylon and his land, as I have punished the king of Assyria.” [Jeremiah 50:18]
Conclusion: The most powerful Gentile nation on this earth had a government which was a monarchy. A monarch is a king! A king rules over a kingdom! If you have an evil king, you will have an evil kingdom.
We see a pattern being set!
Ever since the days of Noah the choice form of government for all the nations was a government of a monarchy.
Again, an evil monarch will always implement an evil government. The people suffer. No wonder, men SIN, and SIN always produces EVIL fruit!
“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;” [Romans 3:23]
Thus, revealed here is the Achilles’ heel to the monarchical form of government. And here it is: When a man with a fallen sinful nature is king, the kingdom will certainly in time come to utter destruction.
Observation: A corrupt governor will corrupt the people every time. Sin corrupts absolutely.