He created…Kings

He created all things in heaven and on earth,
visible and invisible.
Whether they are kings or lords,
rulers or powers—
everything has been created through him and for him.
Colossians 1:16

This is a challenging phrase “He created…kings.” Certainly there were and are a lot of bad ones out there. God works through the weak things of this world, even through the weak tools of the world like social contracts and laws. On the one hand God works through His living word in the Bible and creates life through the Gospel but on the other hand God preserve life through the governments by the law. Every ruler should recognize God as the ultimate giver of authority and every ruler will be responsible to God for their actions before God’s throne.

This can bring heartache to a lot of people because of the heinous crimes committed by a government “created by God.” But God’s creation in know way makes the decisions and abuses of that government God’s fault. God gave us a conscience and responsibility to care for others and will hold a ruler to that responsibility. Like the parable of Lazarus where the rich man asks for special treatment for his family God points out that they have the law and prophets and therefore are without an excuse for their poor decisions.

Published in: on February 15, 2011 at 10:31 am  Leave a Comment  

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