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God Invented Government
Construction Zone 11: God's Work - Past and Present
Stage: 9

Question Answer
What is "government"?

Government is the leadership of cities or countries. Leaders get their positions, power, and authority from God. Romans 13:1b – Authorities that exist are appointed by God.

The Difference This Truth Makes
God sets up the rulers of this world to carry out His will. God controls the hearts of even the greatest rulers. (See Proverbs 21:1.) Government is God’s idea!

In Romans 13:1, God teaches us the incredible truth that He is the One Who sets up and takes down rulers. God also tells us that He has given these people the authority they have to govern.

God has set up the rulers of this world according to His plans. We can be sure that all the government leaders were placed in their positions by God. We may not understand His choices, especially if the ruler or his rules turn out to be evil, but we can trust God and submit to God.

Psalm 75:7 – But God is the Judge: He puts down one, and exalts another.