On this President's Day of an election year, as everyone calls for "a Godly leader", we need to remember King Cyrus, who GOD anointed to rebuild the temple and free God's people, even though Cyrus did not know God. Cyrus was a BUILDER.
We also need to remember that a leader who follows God does not necessarily follow our own church's doctrine. With that, we need to remember President Jimmy Carter: Deacon and Sunday School teacher, devout Southern Baptist to whom no scandal has attached... but did he have God's annointing to lead our nation? We each must pray and be open to the Lord's guidance.
We need a builder who does not need the "pay" of the office.
"I will stir up Cyrus and help him win his battles.
I will make all his roads straight.
He will rebuild Jerusalem.
My people have been taken away from their country.
But he will set them free.
I will not pay him to do it.
He will not receive a reward for it,”
says the Lord who rules over all. "