Magistrates: should Seek Wisdom from God
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1 Kings 3:9
Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this your so great a people?
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St. Justin Martyr (Ad 166)
... old man, ordered that governors and magistrates should not give ... outcries, and that
the Christians should no longer ... the Jews, set themselves to seek out wisdom ...
/.../chapter iii st justin martyr.htm

Thanksgiving to God for Deliverance from the Evils Expected Owing ...
... the tribunals, the appearance before magistrates; then, their ... is it necessary that
the speaker should seek a fit ... Consider also with me the wisdom [1481] of God ...
/.../chrysostom/on the priesthood/homily xi thanksgiving to god.htm

Scriptures Showing the Sin and Danger of Joining with Wicked and ...
... "A wise king scattereth the wicked, and bringeth the wheel over them." O that our
magistrates were so wise! ... Ver.27. A man should not seek honour and ...
/.../binning/the works of the rev hugh binning/section v scriptures showing the.htm

'A Mirror for Magistrates'
... the land, and hast prepared thine heart to seek God.4. And ... which he gives to these
peasant magistrates bears on ... ecclesiastical and civil, as we should say, the ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture g/a mirror for magistrates.htm

A Plain Description of the Essence and Attributes of God, Out of ...
... is also sometimes tropically given to magistrates, because they ... And then should we
find how comfortable a ... unchangeableness, and eternity; seek wisdom from his ...
/.../bayly/the practice of piety/a plain description of the.htm

By what virtues the Ancient Romans Merited that the True God ...
... and power by good arts, is to seek them by ... able to bear the vices of its magistrates
and generals ... the public treasury, even though the result should be poverty ...
/.../christianbookshelf.org/augustine/city of god/chapter 12 by what virtues the.htm

The Necessity of Diligently Seeking the Saints' Rest.
... And are the people more serious than magistrates or ministers ... in at the strait gate;
for many will seek to enter ... Who should make laws for us, but he that made us ...
/.../baxter/the saints everlasting rest/chapter vii the necessity of.htm

Election Confirmed by the Calling of God. The Reprobate Bring Upon ...
... prepared for all sinners who only turn to seek after it. ... it free to him to make kings
and magistrates partakers of ... the nature of God than that he should have a ...
/.../the institutes of the christian religion/chapter 24 election confirmed by.htm

Ezra, the Priest and Scribe
... And so he "prepared his heart to seek the law of ... house of the God of heaven: for
why should there be ... is in thine hand," he directed, "set magistrates and judges ...
/.../white/the story of prophets and kings/chapter 50 ezra the priest.htm

Of the Loving of God in Ourselves and Other Creatures...
... King of kings that we obey in magistrates, &c ... the necessary care of ourselves requires
that we should not so ... before they acknowledge their fault or seek to make ...
/.../chapter v of the loving.htm



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