PARTISAN POLITICS

“Do not trust in princes, in mortal man, in whom there is no salvation. His spirit departs, he returns to the earth; in that very day his thoughts perish” (Psalm 146:3-4).

In days of political unrest consolation replaces despondency when we recall the contrast between mortal rulers and their temporal kingdoms, and the eternal God and his everlasting Kingdom. Whether a prince of a monarchy or the president of a democracy, worldly powers utilize processes and means to achieve ends that stand in opposition to the kingdom of God. If one must be partisan (and we must), be partial to the Kingdom that Jesus said is not of this world.

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