Once again we are being asked to cast our vote for the individual or party that we believe promises the brightest future and opportunities for our welfare.
But who do we put our trust in?
- “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” Proverbs 3:5-6
- “It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes.” Psalms 118:8-9
The bible message is clear that we can only put our trust in God, all others are fallible and promises cannot be guaranteed.
The bible again has a clear message about the results of elections:
- “He [God] changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings” Daniel 2:21
- “The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, the decision by the word of the holy ones, to the end that the living may know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will and sets over it the lowliest of men.” Daniel 4:17
These passages clearly show us that God has worked, and is working, in the kingdoms of men to bring about his will and purpose on the earth.
Who are we to question or surmise who God has appointed to be in charge?
Finally, there is the simple fact that a follower of Christ should be looking forward to a better Kingdom, with a truly righteous and trustworthy King, the Lord Jesus Christ.
“For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come”