What view do you take on free-will?
Whilst I find the subject of free-will interesting, I have yet to take a position. Though I find most arguments for scientific determinism to be weak, I do think a biblical case can be made for theological determinism, God is said to raise up nations to accomplish his purpose, which in my mind necessarily involves God manipulating human political actions. Isaiah 45:13 is an example of a passage supporting my view:
I have stirred him up in righteousness, and I will make all his ways level; he shall build my city and set my exiles free, not for price or reward,” says the LORD of hosts.
The most natural view here is that God causes Cyrus to become level in his ways and rebuild Jerusalem.
It is worth noting that most other texts of the time have a fatalistic worldview. But I suggest we can still have free will in the compatibilist sense.