Our screens have been dominated by the US elections in recent weeks, and despite there now being a clear winner, the sitting president does not want to relinquish power!
The world stage provides us with similar examples: China, Russia, North Korea, the UK and others – all have leaders who wield immense power. We can sometimes become concerned about how such powers may express themselves, especially if there are some feelings of hostility towards us.
However, the Bible urges us to look beyond this immediate world to the King of kings and Lord of lords. God has established His King with absolute and eternal power, and to this King all earthly authorities will give an account. David writes in Psalm 2:10-12:
“Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.”
Despite God’s people being ignored or opposed by world authorities, we are not forgotten, nor are we to be alarmed, for this King is our King, and His power is our refuge and security. Paul writes in Romans 8:38-39
“For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things
present nor things to come, nor powers,
nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate
us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
– Phil Pratt