Do Not Put Your Trust in Princes
How much trust should we place in political leaders to guarantee our well-being?
History is replete with stories of great heads of state. Pharaohs, Caesars, Kings and Queens, or in our day Presidents, Prime Ministers, Chancellors, Chairmen, or Supreme Leaders.
Government authorities exist because God established them. When they function properly, they’re there for our good. We can work with leaders to create conditions that protect liberty and economic opportunity for all.
Meanwhile, the psalmist David reminded us, “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save. When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing. Blessed is he whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them—the Lord who remains faithful forever.” (Psalm 146:3-6).
So beware, looking to political leaders for your security, for defining the “good life,” is a dead-end street. They will fail. No political leader, no matter the party or platform, is or ever should be the focus of our faith.
God alone is worthy of ultimate trust.