Psalm 146:3–4 tells us to “Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day, his plans perish.”

How many of us place our faith in worldly rulers, men, women, or any other thing that has been created? I would venture to say many of us do. We see bad things happening and hear someone with a message of deliverance. We then place our faith in a human, a created being.

Created human beings are only image-bearers of the uncreated God. Yes, we have intellect and abilities, but we are not all-knowing and all-powerful.

So now I ask: Why do we put our hope and faith in them then?

It is important to seek to put the right people in the right places of authority. But to place our hope in them as the ones who will fix this broken world is woefully misplaced hope.

As we sit and watch the craziness in this country and the world as it continues to play out, we must place our hope elsewhere. Our hope must be placed upon God the Father. The all-powerful creator of the heavens and the earth. And in our Savior Jesus Christ who will one day judge all the wickedness in this creation.

Even if the people we want are placed in authority, hope in man will be misplaced hope. Our only hope is in the creator God.

Psalm 146:5–7 says “Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry.”

If you put your hope in the Lord God, then you have the One who can and will do exactly what He says. You have the one who will carry out justice correctly. You have the One who will perfectly provide all that is needed.

Just, “Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:30). He came and died for you, was buried, and rose again for the forgiveness of your sins. If you believe then you have hope, hope in the only one that hope can be found.

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