This is from Alec Motyer’s short meditation on Isaiah 7:18-8:8. It covers the same scripture as a previous post.
…In its way the most obvious lesson to leave from Isaiah’s analysis of the political process is how concerned we should be to make our elections of our leaders a much more prolonged and committed matter of prayer than we usually do, and to be constant and earnest in our prayers for those who are in positions of leadership and influence. It is an apostolic injunction to pray “for kings and all who are in authority” that we may lead an undisturbed and quiet life in all godliness and seriousness (1 Tim. 2:1-2).
It is an easy injunction to overlook, but one we neglect at our peril.
Astute words from this excellent book.