Nancy and I are back from our anniversary celebration cruise now, so I can get back to my normal routine (including the postings of my weekly Bible study blog).
King David wrote “It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes” (Psa. 118:8-9). In Bible times, princes were the political leaders. It is very interesting that David singles out this class of people, these government rulers, as being especially unworthy of our confidence. We are warned not to place our trust in man, particularly political figures—instead of trusting in the Lord. Oh, how relevant those words of warning are to us today! How many times have we been thoroughly disgusted with those who are heading up our government agencies, and their unscrupulous actions? Here are just some of the many illustrations of this corruption and outright betrayal of our trust:
1. The IRS was deliberately rejecting or delaying the applications of conservative groups for tax exempt status. Does anybody ever know what happened to Lois Lerner?
2. The FBI was doing everything they could to not indict Hillary Clinton for her classified email violations, while at the same time plotting how to undermine the Trump campaign through surveillance of Trump associates. James Comey, Andrew McCabe, and Peter Struck were all actively trying to undermine a candidate for President. Think of it, our major law enforcement agency became actively political and biased.
3. The democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee, particularly Diane Feinstein, held malicious, uncorroborated, false allegations against a Supreme Court nominee until the last minute in a last-ditch effort to derail his nomination and ruin his career.
4. And most recently, the Florida election debacle where a Broward County elections supervisor violated the law, and tried to add thousands of mysteriously appearing ballots in order to turn the election results around.
No wonder Americans are losing confidence in our bureaucratic systems. How sad that we can no longer trust our own government! David’s exhortation is so pertinent to our current climate of corruption in this nation. Truly, “it is better to put trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.” Jesus is worthy of our trust because he always tells the truth, He always lives up to his word, He is just and fair in all His dealings, and He does not cater to the whims and pressures of selfish people. My hope is in the Lord and I look forward to His soon return when He will straighten out this mess once and for all.