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.”