God & Government
Ecclesiastes 8: 1-17
As believers in Christ, we (the global Church) are instructed in God’s Word to support the governments of the countries in which we live (Rom. 13:1) and be productive citizens. Yet, what do we do when a country guarantees its citizens certain unalienable rights, yet that country’s corresponding government doesn’t respect those rights? Solomon, who has witnessed such events take place dur-ing his day and age, provides practical wisdom for the God-fearer who loves his nation--yet loves his God even more:
1.) The wise individual keeps his cool when
2.) While the wicked seem to prosper, it still fares
better for the one who reveres God.
3.) The wise individual does not allow the corruption