(Proverbs 28:15 KJV) As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people.
I don’t run into many wild animals in my daily life. If I do they tend to be deer and vultures. I have occasional glimpses of road runners and I think I have seen a hedgehog. None of them have a tendency to attack. When I walk I go through areas with heavy growth and it is possible there might be coyotes or bobcats watching me. What worries me most are angry dogs and people under the influence.
The same is true in my rulers. I know that there are people in power who have the ability to mess with me if they get in the mood. I know that I get very frustrated when we have a president whom I disagree with and a congress that seems to be out to ruin us. This is a warning about those kinds of people and I remind you that we live in a culture that allows us to choose our leaders. We have an election coming up. We will not always have a chance to pick righteous leaders. Unless we want to run in fear we need to pick the lesser of two evils. God will take care of the rest just like He does for people who have no say.
So? Living by faith involves actions based on being responsible and an attitude that rests in the knowledge that the Creator has our back. When it rains I trust my roof. When they reign I trust my God. The roof has let me down.