Elections, Government and God…

Yesterday Florida held Primary elections to choose who the representative of the Republican party will run in the presidential campaign. I was disappointed that my candidate did not make it, at least in this state. I am also disappointed with our current Government and the way things are going.

In spite of all this, I prayed to God that the best man be elected for the Republican party and that the best man win the presidential race this year.

As much as I don’t like th estate of affairs, I am told in th eword of God, that I ought to obey my government. For God is sovereign and he ordained those elected officials into power. I do not understand God’s ways sometimes, but His ways are higher than our ways…

DRAWING SOME LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF JUDGES

Looking Back and Looking Around

Warren W. Wiersbe

“God uses human government to accomplish His will

There was “no king in Israel,” but God was still able to work. Even when there was a king in Israel, it was no guarantee that the people would obey God. Government is important, and God established government; but rulers, senates or parliaments can’t limit God.

According to Romans 13, God instituted human government for our good, and it’s our responsibility to respect and obey it. We may not respect the people in office, but we must respect the office. God has accomplished His purposes with His people in different kinds of political systems, including monarchies and dictatorships. We mustn’t think that He needs a democracy or a constitutional monarchy in order to accomplish His will. God is sovereign!

Regardless of the form of government a nation has, Proverbs 14:34 still applies: “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people” (NKJV).”

Romans 13

 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. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience. 6This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.

I do not have to like the current government, I can stand up and advocate for the people if I believe our leaders are not doing what is right…But I do have to obey God and be submissive to the office of Government…

Like I said before: His ways are Higher than our ways…

…as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are God’s ways than our ways (Isa. 55:9)

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About godsdragon

I am a seminary student, working towards a master's degree in Christian Counseling...
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