From Pastor’s Desk:
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Romans 13:1 NASB
This is an apt verse for today, don’t you think? No better time than now to examine our current political situation in the light of it. With all the hubbub and excitement surrounding the voting procedure in our country, it perhaps will settle the minds of some that may not set “their” candidate win the election.
Embracing the principle that our Sovereign God establishes all who wind up in positions of authority tends to give more peace of mind to those of us who will be thrown into a tizzy should someone not of our choosing be chosen.
Is it going to make it easier? Probably not. But those who put their trust in God will fare much better than those who don’t, simply by accepting and realizing that God is still in control of everything and everyone.
For the Christian whose mind may be in turmoil I would suggest the following. It will help if we remember that we are living in a time that points to the eminent return of our Lord Jesus Christ. The stage is, and has been for quite a while now, being set for the “rapture” or the catching away of those who are trusting in Him as Savior and Lord. God’s plan must include setting people in certain places of authority that will usher in the coming of Christ. This is not a concept that includes not our country only, but global as well.
We won’t like having to submit to authority that goes completely against everything we believe in, should that be the case. Ours is a country, however, that was founded on Biblical principles, which, I might add, includes “to be in subjection to the governing authorities.”
The bottom-line truth is that God does the establishing, the setting up, if you will, of anyone who is in a place of authority. We can rest also in the fact that God can remove them in His timing.
Point? We must, at all cost, trust in God do what He knows is the best way to accomplish His will.