Meditation on Psalm 146

I'm passing this on from another CREC church, in Spokane, WA. An elder there exhorted that congregation with these words a few Sundays ago. I thought it was very timely, given the point in the election cycle we are in.

Today, let us consider the sin of putting our trust in men and not in our Lord Jesus.
Psalm 146:3  says this “Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation.”
Let me ask you a a question:
“How much control did the believers of the New Testament have over the government that ruled them?”  The answer is not very much.
Here is another question, “What accusation did the non-believing world make against the Christians of the first century?”
In Acts 17:6  “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.”
How could this be?
You mean that the Caesars of the first century were not Christians? 
Was there was not a Christian/conservative majority in the Roman senate? 
How could the New Testament church ever have turned the world upside down without any hand on the political steering wheel? 
Could it be that their faith was in our sovereign God?
Today, in 2011, in the United States, we are well into another election cycle.  The debates were last week and there is lots of spin. 
We have to be very careful to guard our hearts and not reduce the Christian faith down to a political movement. 
The gospel is not about getting the lesser of two evils into the White House.
The gospel is not control of the Supreme Court or Congress.
If we had all these things, what would we really have?  
We are not going to legislate people into the kingdom.  
We will still have a nation of people that are slaves to their sin.
Our Lord Jesus is the true Liberator.  He came to set the captives free. He is the truth, the very truth that sets us free.

Brothers and sisters, put your trust in Him.

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