WHO DO YOU TRUST?

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Have we become a nation of skeptics? How many of us really trust our government?  In the past few decades, I’ve seen a once strong nation, with strong patriotic and moral values, succumb to the lies of career politicians, stand back and let the government do what they don’t want to do, and grow dependent on that same governing body.

Lately, there’s been so much distrust in our government, that the entire system is being turned upside down and those who hold public office are deeply in the pockets of special interest groups.  Those elected to protect our nation, lead it and prosper it have instead become rock stars and idols for the American people to blindly adore.

We admire those who can make the most outrageous statements.  We look up to those who laugh at our system of government.  We become enraged when a politician becomes entangled in criminal or sinful activity, but still, when election day comes,  many will vote for that same candidate.

In the midst of the ugliness of politics as usual, maybe it’s time to look to God’s Word for answers.  He’s the One who instituted government for the benefit of order among His people.  He isn’t the One who corrupted it.  That job was easily handled by humanity,  greed, disobedience, egotism  and lack of faith.

It’s still a process we go through every four years.  We endure debates where candidates tear each other apart.  We’re submitted to countless negative advertisements.  Often we simply give up, because the choices are all tainted in one way or another.  We still have a voice when it comes to electing our governing officials, unless, of course, the elections are rigged.

The only One we can trust is our God – our true King – the Creator of all things.

“Can wicked rulers be allied with you, those who frame injustice by statute?
 They band together against the life of the righteous and condemn the innocent to death. But the Lord has become my stronghold, and my God the rock of my refuge.”

Psalm 94:20-22

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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15 Responses to WHO DO YOU TRUST?

  1. cleanmo2016 says:

    God didn’t institute government. He IS the only true leader, and the only One worth following. Mankind invented government, in lieu of their unbelief, and their consistent addiction for power, wealth, and oppression. Mankind uses [name drops] God into their ruling [as liars] to con job people into their fake authority.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      According to the Bible, God did institute government as a way for man to have structure and order in life. Romans 13:1 tells us to obey our governing officials”.Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” God did not make a mess out of it, men did.

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      • cleanmo2016 says:

        God [alone] IS structure and order in life. And, no, God never instructed mankind to be subservient to other men. [crappy translation aside] God has never set up a “ruling class” among men. It doesn’t take but 5 minutes in History to see what mankind does with “authority.”

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      • atimetoshare says:

        I’m not quite sure why you are so adamant about this. Are we not both on the same page when it comes to having God as our only governing authority? When the law was given to Moses it was given by God. Man corrupted the law, but that doesn’t take away the power of it. God is still in control, even of all the princes and principalities of this world. Without that confidence we would have no hope.

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  2. davidkitz says:

    Interesting. My brief thoughts on my blog post were also on trust. Thanks for a confirming word.

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  3. I agree wholeheartedly. Now, how do we educate the masses to pay attention and stop being foolish.

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  4. cleanmo2016 says:

    It’s far to easy for mankind to “replace” God with their law. Even as far back as Moses, the people demanded a law [like they were used to under slavery in Egypt.] God didn’t require a need for it. He alone is sufficient. Mankind is incompetent to rule mankind. It’s a destiny of failure, and those who follow mankind receive [by far] the worst of times.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      Agreed, but God gave them laws didn’t He, thereby setting up a system of government in a way. Of course God is the only one to follow, but I think you missed the point of my post. I was stating just that when I asked, who do you trust.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      I in no way am asking anyone to replace God. I believe that God is in complete control of everything that happens in this world. He is the only true and competent judge. Still He loves us, in spite of our foolishness. So much so that He sent His Son to pay the price for our wrongdoing. There is no government made by man that will be perfect, but under God’s control it will give some semblance of order to a chaotic world. I hope I haven’t offended you with my words today. I am fed up with government as much of our country is today. God has promised to heal our nation if we repent, turn from our evil ways and follow Him. That is the one hope we can depend on, but first we need to get down on our knees and ask for forgiveness.

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  5. dnorris99 says:

    I’m sure our founding fathers are rolling in their graves at how we have corrupted their original intent for our self- governance. Makes me wonder what He is waiting for before He restores Heaven on earth. Yea, I know: there is still one lost sinner He is waiting to confess, repent and accept.

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  6. For many elections now, I’ve felt I had to choose between the lesser of two evils. Some turned out better than I thought, some worse, and I seldom vote for the ‘winner’. This year is different and unless something changes, it seems we’re face with choosing between Socialism or Fascism and I can’t choose either evil. I haven’t settled it in mind as to what I will do on election day. I do know this, there is no hope in politics and all of my hope for me , my family, and my country is in God. I know the U.S. will never be free of the corruption over-riding everything now, if the people don’t repent and turn back to God. Freedom belongs to a moral nation and right-minded morality no longer characterizes America. God gives us the leaders we deserve.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      You’re so right. We really must fall flat on our faces and ask for forgiveness for letting things get so out of control. We are all to blame, but fortunately we have a righteous judge who has guaranteed our salvation. We have to remember this place is just temporary. Heaven is our home!

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