Rotten Politics Are Nothing New

I go back and forth about politics in the world today.  Periods of wanting to get involved and make a difference are followed by times of despair and a lack of faith in any earthly system.  When I look at politics at a national level, I see no clear, godly choices at all – only the lesser of evils.  We live in a world where money and power are the motivator behind most big-league political circles.  Is this something new?

“Her leaders judge for a bribe, her priests teach for a price, and her prophets tell fortunes for money. Yet they lean upon the LORD and say, “Is not the LORD among us?  No disaster will come upon us.”  Therefore because of you, Zion will be plowed like a field, Jerusalem will become a heap of rubble, the temple hill a mound overgrown with thickets.”  — Micah 3:11-12

Nearly 3000 years ago, it seems that the EXACT same circumstances were in play – powerful figures put up their influence for sale.  And like the officials back then, today’s men of influence profess that nothing bad will happen to our nation.  I see this in headlines nearly every day – senators and congressmen and presidents on the national stage who argue for liberal policies which go against God’s laws (and which buy them future political favors), but who proclaim that such policies will make us stronger.

Unfortunately, we may have in store for us the very same reward that Judah and Israel received – destruction, desolation, and a land left without the protection of God.  This is not a popular thing to say – but we should not be like the prophets of Micah’s time (or of today).  God’s truth is all that matters or survives.  Man’s wisdom is often folly.


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