Jan 22, 2010

Who Will Be King Over Us?

As Christians we must be very careful what we ask for. After watching political events unfold over the last 20 years, especially the last year, I have been reminded of what will happen if we reject Yahweh as King and seek someone (or something) else to protect and rule over us. He (Yahweh) may give us what we ask for.

I don't know much about politics and don't pretend to be a political analyst or commentator. But this, by the Word of God, I know -- If we, as God's people, look to the State and not to God to save us, then the State will TAKE from us and enslave us.

Listen to these words from 1 Samuel chapter 8: Yahweh says - "... they have rejected me from being king over them. ....... warn them and show them the ways of the king who shall reign over them." Then Samuel says, "These will be the ways of the king who will reign over you: he will take your sons ..... He will take your daughters ..... He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive orchards and give them to his servants. He will take the tenth of your grain and of your vineyards and give it to his officers and to his servants. He will take your male servants and your female servants and the best of your cattle and your donkeys, and put them to his work. He will take the tenth of your flocks, and you shall be his slaves."

This is what we can expect if we reject Yahweh our God and look to the State for our salvation. The State will take and take and take, and ultimately we will become slaves of the one we have chosen to rule over us. By what I have observed, I have to say we are well on our way.