Sunday, November 3, 2013

God’s Power in Politics


 

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is NO AUTHORITY EXCEPT FROM GOD, and the authorities that exist are APPOINTED BY GOD. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.” – Romans 13:1-2

I don’t care much for government and politics.  They’re too temporary to worry about.   God’s word says that He is in authority of all power, and in fact is the highest power.  He puts into office whomever He chooses, and He also removes from office those He chooses.  I trust His decisions and His leadership.

This is the same God that put Saul into office as King of Israel - their first King.  And it was this same God that removed Saul from office when he disobeyed Him…and it wasn’t pretty!  Saul pretty much lost his mind! 

This is also the same God that put good kings such as Uzziah and Josiah, and Jehoshaphat, and rewarded them for their faithfulness, and the people through them. 

He has a plan for this nation, and His plan will be completed.  If we want His plan to change in our favor – we just need to be obedient to Him.  Read the books of Judges, and 1&2 Kings.  When the people honored God, they flourished.  When they choose to run after other gods and sin, they were punished with war, famine, diseases, captivity, and even worse!  If we don’t like the way things are going in this nation, maybe it’s we (individually) who are to blame instead of government.

Bottom line – trust God with the politics of this world.  After all, He is the ALMIGHTY, ALL POWERFUL God, and just as the verse says – He elects the authorities.  Trust Him with our government. He hasn’t left the job.  He knows what’s going on – publicly or secretly – and He alone knows our future.

For the record, I’m neither democrat, republican, tea party, communist, or any other I might not know to list.  I’m a Christian, and God is my supreme power.  My God trumps all other powers and authorities.

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