One of the beautiful things about Scripture is that it is so comprehensive. Not only does it address every area of life by precept or implication, but it is also thorough as it does so. In guiding Christians in their relationship with political authority, the Bible could not be more clear what our responsibilities are. Regardless of the type of government, the influence or ability of the citizen, or the character of the ruling authority, Christians are to do three things: not put their trust in political leadership; respect political leadership; and pray for political leadership.
Don’t hope in them: David was the best king that Israel ever had. It would have been easy for Jews living under his rule to put their trust in David’s military prowess, his love for the country, and his devotion to the Lord. Here was a man to be trusted – a man after God’s own heart! Continue reading