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God Provided Government To Help Us Live for His Glory
Adventure 11: God's Work -- Past and Present
Mission: 9

Question Answer
What is "government"?

Government is the leadership of cities or countries. Ultimately, it is God Who appoints leaders with their positions, power, and authority. Romans 13:1 – Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.

The Difference This Truth Makes
God has set up the rulers of this world according to His plans , and they help Him carry out His decrees. We can be confident
that all the government officials were placed in their positions by God. Psalm 75:7 – But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another.

Someone might ask, “What about the evil politicians who have power? Did God set them up, too?” God’s Word says the answer is “yes.” Sometimes, God may display His glory by changing the heart of a stubborn leader. Other times, God may place someone like that in authority as part of His judgment against a sinning people. God always has His reasons and His glory in mind as He sets one person up and takes another down.

Remember, God allowed Pharaoh to rule over Egypt and to do much evil; but God had a greater good in mind. Exodus 9:16 – But indeed for this purpose I have raised you up, that I may show My power in you, and that My name may be declared in all the earth.