Some Trust In Chariots: A Reminder

Regardless of whether your election night ended in celebration or shellacking, as a Christian, you must keep this in mind:

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.
Psalm 20:7

Just like any other human, Christians face the temptation to look to humans as saviors of one sort or another, but for a Christian, this is idolatry.

Anytime we look to a human or a human system or human invention to solve a problem inherent to humanity, we are elevating that human, that system, or that invention to the Throne rightfully occupied only by God the Father, Christ the King, and the ever-present Holy Spirit.

Politics is full of promises to solve problems inherent to humanity. We as Christians are privileged to know the problem truly: our own sin. We have also been shown the answer: Christ’s forgiveness through God’s grace.

That is not to say that we ought not seek to raise up those who seek diligently and honestly to improve the human condition and secure the rights of mankind, but we must be frank with ourselves and others about what can and cannot be solved here and now.

We can seek to feed the hungry, clothe the poor, and care for the feeble and the fatherless, but we must recognize the poor will always be with us because of human sin.

We can seek to secure the rights of men and women because in that liberty there is accountability before God, not man, for all choices, but we must recognize that God works as well in political bondage as He does in freedom and liberty.

We can seek to steer government through our democratic republic towards what we determine is the best target, but we must remember that the heart of the President, just as surely as the heart of the King, is in the hand of the Lord, and He will steer it howsoever He wills with His glory as his ultimate goal.

Some trust in governments, and some trust in laws,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.

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