Daniel 4:32 “And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.”
Whatever earthly thing is the object of our trust, it pales in comparison to God’s trustworthiness. Nebuchadnezzar learned the hard way that his trust should have been in the Lord all along. It is said that the best lessons are learned through experience, though we should all prefer that these hard lessons be learned through someone else’s experience and not our own. May we thus learn from the experience of the powerful Nebuchadnezzar.
“The most High ruleth in the kingdom of men.” In spite of our current national proclivity towards self-sufficiency, this self-sufficiency is misplaced. It certainly was for the King of Babylon, who learned the hard way that the Lord can give rule to “whomsoever He will.” There are only two options in leadership as in life, trusting in God or becoming wholly subservient to the things you trusted in previously.
As we elect our leaders, we must recognize that their misplaced trust has a substantial impact on us as well. As they follow the source of their trust, the nation follows along. That source of trust can either bring us closer to the Lord or closer to dwelling with the beasts of the field. The preferred option is obvious, but not always starkly considered in the context of our political choices. It should be.
PLEASE VOTE AND PRAY AS IF THE DIRECTION OF OUR LAND HANGS IN THE BALANCE. It does!