By Franklin Graham
Many of the rulers during Jesus’ life on earth were infamously cruel and corrupt.
Caesar Augustus ruled the Roman world with an iron hand, putting to death tens of thousands, maybe even millions, of people.
Herod was a puppet king of the Jews. He lived with his brother’s wife, and he executed John the Baptist and had his head brought to him on a platter. When the Scripture below was written, notoriously brutal Emperor Nero ruled.
We are to pray — not because our leaders are perfect, but because they’re imperfect.
Let’s not forget to pray for all of our elected leaders.
The Bible tells us, “Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior…” (1 Timothy 2:1-3).
Franklin Graham is president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan’s Purse. This editorial first appeared on his Facebook page.