In Jeremiah 25:9, God called King Nebuchadnezzar “My servant.” Nebuchadnezzar was serving the god Belteshazzar then, (see Daniel 4:8). Later in Daniel chapter 4, Daniel said God gives kingdoms to the basest of men.
Daniel 4:17, “This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones, in order that the living may know that the Most High rules over the kingdom of men and gives it to whomever He wills and sets up over it the basest of men.” Modern English Version
It doesn’t matter if you view your leaders as the “basest of men” or “God’s servant” – God commands us to pray for them.
1 Timothy 2:1-4, “Therefore I exhort first of all that you make supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings for everyone,
(2) for kings and for all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceful life in all godliness and honesty,
(3) for this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour,
(4) who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” Modern English Version
The secret to a quiet and peaceful life is to pray for your leaders.
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