God has appointed governments in order to safeguard justice and create a peaceful and safe environment within the nation. Rulers should exercise delegated authority in order to serve the citizens whom they govern. The “Law of the King” found in Deuteronomy 17:14-21 warns those in authority against multiplying that which would lead them into a lifestyle of authoritarianism, hedonism, and materialism. God’s alternative to these three unrighteous value systems is servanthood, purity, and generosity. But since we are aware that our civic leaders are often pressed to compromise in the areas of power, sex and money, we must pray and work to see every form of injustice, corruption, and greed brought to an end.
~ David Joel Hamilton