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In these difficult political times, one often wonders, “Who rules the rulers?” As in most important questions, the answer is God. Romans 13:1 states,”There is no authority except for God and those which exist are established by God.” Also,  in Daniel 2:21 the Daniel reminds the King, “It is he who changes the times and the epochs. He removes kings and establishes Kings. He gives wisdom  to the wise men and knowledge to the men of understanding.”

While God appoints authorities, he still allows their free will.  That is why men in positions of authority need to be grounded in God and in his word. Sadly, in a world committed to eradicating God’s influence from any position of authority, the result becomes utter chaos and anarchy.  We, as God’s chosen, are called to honor authority. Still, there are times when those in charge seem so lost and out of control–that honoring them is virtually impossible.

Still, if we will trust God, his plan and his timing–we will see him do on a national level the same things he does on a personal one.  If we are willing to trust him for our personal faith, then, we must also trust him for our national future.  It seems frighting, but, He does have a plan for us–both individually and nationally. Let’s trust him to execute it, and follow Him closely as he does.

God Bless You

Do you rulers indeed speak justly?
    Do you judge people with equity?
No, in your heart you devise injustice,
    and your hands mete out violence on the earth.

Even from birth the wicked go astray;
    from the womb they are wayward, spreading lies.
Their venom is like the venom of a snake,
    like that of a cobra that has stopped its ears,
that will not heed the tune of the charmer,
    however skillful the enchanter may be.

Break the teeth in their mouths, O God;
    Lord, tear out the fangs of those lions!
Let them vanish like water that flows away;
    when they draw the bow, let their arrows fall short.
May they be like a slug that melts away as it moves along,
    like a stillborn child that never sees the sun.

Before your pots can feel the heat of the thorns—
    whether they be green or dry—the wicked will be swept away.[c]
10 The righteous will be glad when they are avenged,
    when they dip their feet in the blood of the wicked.
11 Then people will say,
    “Surely the righteous still are rewarded;
    surely there is a God who judges the earth.”