(With special credit to Pastor Matt Henry)
I was inspired by a sermon at church last week and it is very appropriate for what is happening in our world today. Psalm 146 is about putting our trust in the proper place and not in princes who in today’s world would be considered those who we have elected to positions of power. The promise of justice from God seems timely and needed in today’s world, especially when we see so much corruption. We have princes of every kind who are asking us to put our trust in them. They come in the form of Mayors, Governors, Senators, Congressman, learned medical Gurus of every kind and even the President.
The question is have these princes who we have put into high office and entrusted to make decisions in our lives actually earned our trust? I would contend that the jury is still out and from what we have seen thus far our princes are not necessarily working for the best interests of the people. In many cases there appears to be a good many ulterior motives and large amounts of corruption behind their actions. Why is it that so many of us now put our faith in these princes instead of God who redeems the otherwise hopeless situations.
We as citizens should be concerned when our officials whom we have elected to watch over us talk about the necessity to get everyone vaccinated for covid to save lives and in the same breath complain about the new abortion law passed in Texas to save a newly formed baby. Is the life of someone vulnerable to covid more important than that of a fetus with a heartbeat? To God every life is precious so how is it that these princes who we have elected to govern us can talk out of both sides of their mouths saying it is ok to kill this one but we must save that one. If you truly believe that God is in charge why should we question why certain people are elected to rule over us? I would say that many of those who are appointed or elected to oversee and protect us become corrupted and no longer care about the people they were selected to govern.
Maybe this whole pandemic is a message God is sending us that we must be cautious about those who we put into power as they are only human and therefore subject to corruption. Remember the bible verse 1 Peter 5:8 “Be alert and of sober mind! Your enemy, the Devil, prowls about like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.” I would say that the devil has a big appetite these days and is having a feast with many of our elected officials during this pandemic.
Complacency appears to be the order of the day and this will only lead us down the road to Perdition. Do we have so much fear in us that we will do just about anything our elected officials and medical gurus tell us including the taking of an experimental vaccine? A vaccine which on one hand may save your life and on the other hand may kill or harm you for life. It is time to sit down and reassess who we are and what we believe. Why are government officials issuing edicts to employers and their employees to take this vaccine or lose their jobs for a virus whose survival rate according to the CDC is 99.5% and higher for people under 70. Why not allow herd immunity to build an immune response to this virus instead of requiring mass vaccinations with these EUA drugs.
Why not protect those who are most vulnerable to this disease instead of vaccinating everyone who isn’t. It is time to question the integrity and motives of those governing us. We cannot sit back in fear, we cannot lose our faith that God is in charge or the devil and his allies will have won. Let us take the road less travelled and stop listening to the fear mongers about masking, social distancing and a parade of continuous vaccinations. We need to take our lives and our God give rights back before they are gone in a quagmire of government authoritarianism. If you pull a dollar bill from your wallet and look at the back of the bill it says very clearly “In God We Trust”. Maybe it is time we started believing those words.