When I look at the Facebook pages of many, not all but probably most, professing Christians and I see the majority of post about politics, and little about God, I fear that they have not gotten the “just” of what God said about this. I understand that we are headed into voting time, but even still, many professing christians put so much trust into voting and what politicians can do for them and their nation of people. Again, I fear that they have not seen the way YHWH views this.

In the years of my life, which I can track government, and by what history teaches us, we learn that the government is not really for us, they are for themselves. They are not working to make us money, they are working to gather our money. All through history, government has put it’s citizens into a type of servitude to the government; and the US government is no different - they just learned how to sell it to us and make us like it - thinking we actually have a choice in the matter.

The fact is, when Israel said they wanted a leader of their nation like the pagan nations, instead of God, YHWH said they were rejecting Him (1 Samuel 8:7) and called that wicked (1 Samuel 12:16-17). Because they focused on a king ruling rather than God, YHWH told them what the outcome would be. While I believe we should vote, no matter how you vote, the government will not make any solid change in your life. We put so much focus on government and not near enough on God not understanding that focusing on government is an empty pursuit of “things that can not profit or deliver” (1 Samuel 12:21). If we started putting YHWH first, and ran our lives according to Him and not according to the government, we may actually see a change in our nation.

I watch as so much stock is put into a leader and there is so much scorn over what they do; and how they act.

The people of God ask for, and put stock in, a human leader and God warned, the leader will take your sons and appoint them into the military. He will place some before him, to guard him, to give their life for him; and appoint some to dictate over others. Your sons and daughters will labor for the leader. He will take the best of what’s yours and give them to those who serve him. You will become his servants by taking a portion of what is yours and giving it to himself and his house. Because you [people of God] look to a human leader rather than to YHWH, you will cry out and the leader you have chosen for yourselves, and the Lord will not hear you. (1 Samuel 8:1-18)

I’m not surprised by any of the presidents actions (any president) because we tend to look towards a man rather than God. We don’t say that, but if we are honest, our actions prove it. We talk about, post information about, and act like its the white house that blessings and curses come from. We act like our joy or sorrow come from actions of the white house. When we talk about, post about, worry about the white house more than God, we then place the leader of this country as leaders over our lives; we make them our god.

Let us stop looking towards the comforts of this world, which causes us to look to a human leader, and lets look for the pleasures in God that causes us to focus upon God.