It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes. | Psalm 118:8-9
Our nation is facing many difficult and troubling times. We are financially in hoc over our eyebrows, we are becoming morally inept in our practices, and we are found to be dividing between ourselves as to who is right or wrong in accordance to our correct and uncompromising PC worldview. As the old movie, Music Man proclaimed – “We’ve got troubles – I tell you, troubles – right here in [the good ole’ USA]!”
I think most, if not all, of us agree that we definitely as a country are now experiencing some rough times. Thus, as we go through these rough times the most natural thing for us to do is to seek a way out of them or at least a way to stop or slow down this runaway mess and return to some sense of normal. Being anxious, as a nation we seem now to be screaming: “Do something, even if it is wrong!”
May I suggest that as Christians we should stop for a moment, take a deep breath, and look to our Lord first before we join this national chorus of asking our national leaders and government to fix everything? God’s word here tells us not to put our trust in man or our princes (leaders). Why (?) – because even the very best of men and our leaders’ good ideas, all too often, usually end up making problematic matters much worse than when they started. If God is smart enough to create the universe, sovereign enough to make sure it works, and providential enough to bring about all things for the good of his own, then why would you, a Christian, even want to trust in any man or princes (leaders) to solve our problems? “The just shall live by faith” | Romans 1:16-17.
So my question to you dear reader – Is it better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust man or in princes?
I am curious how you would answer, especially my Christian friends.