Throne of the Son—Forever

Hebrews 1:5-12
“But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom,” Hebrews 1:8.
The 22nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States was ratified in 1951, its purpose being to set the term limits of presidents to no more than two terms. In American history, only Franklin Roosevelt served more than two terms, most likely, because the American people came to love and trust him through WWII, electing him to four terms. Since 1951, though, only six presidents have served two terms.
Honestly, it does not really matter who the leader of the nation is, most citizens—usually up to half—become tired of the current leader before the term is up, longing for a new leader with new ideas and skills. Why is that? It is because, no matter who our leaders are, they are all fallible human beings and are incapable of leading an entire community or country efficiently.
For Christians, though, we have a ruler in Heaven who is perfect in every way. With God, we do not long for the next election because His throne is forever, and He is not fallible. That does not mean we should not get involved in the election process. We have a responsibility to make sure our civil leaders are fulfilling their God-given role in society: suppressing evil and promoting good. It does mean that, at the end of the day when we are frustrated with our human leaders, we can trust that God knows and will ultimately rule.

Will you trust in God today?

Mark Clements

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