“…to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever He will, and setteth up over it *the basest of men*.” ~ Daniel 4:17b
As the political season whips itself into a frenzy, we encourage Believers (God’s Royal Priests, 1 Peter 2:9-10) to maintain God’s perspective. Despite what the political pundits tell us, God is in control and it is He who chooses the leaders of the nations (Romans 13:1).
“Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resists the power, resists the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.” ~ Romans 13:1-2
Depending on whether we are sympathetic to the “conservatives” or the “progressives”, the political “right”, or the “left” or even the “center”, we may feel disappointed with the results. However, let us never forget that the results are all as God chooses and that to execute His perfect will for the world.
Therefore, let us concern ourselves more with what purposes God is unfolding in our world rather than what men in their ignorance and pride think they can do in their own strength. Our hope is not in political leaders, our hope is in God. And, as Scripture tells us, God puts in power “the basest of men” (Daniel 4:17); NOT the best of men.