(Proverbs 29:26 KJV) Many seek the ruler's favour; but every man's judgment cometh from the LORD.
As I write this, election season is upon us. We are concerned about who will be the next president, who will represent us in Congress and in our states, possibly who will sit on the benches of our courts and numerous issues on the ballot. These are legitimate concerns for people who live in a republic. We are to give unto Caesar what is Caesar’s and in our republic Caesar, or “ruler” (4910), is the Constitution and not the president.
At the same time we need to understand the limits of political action. Don’t back off from it but at the same time, don’t back off from seeking the mind of the Lord. While we vote on those who pass the laws we live by, we need to give our first allegiance to the eternal law of God. It is easy to forget that.
So? Campaign. Get involved. Vote. But understand it is the backup system not your first choice.