Who Is In Control?

In Jeremiah 27:5, we read:

…I made the earth . . . and the people . . . I give it to anyone I please . . .

What is God telling the Jews through Jeremiah?

The answer ?—He is I charge of politics.  And for His purposes He determines who will and who will not be in charge of Governments. As He says elsewhere, He raises up one and puts down another.

Does that mean that we have no say in the matter? Of course not.  We vote.  But, providentially, God so arranges things that our votes achieve His purposes. And His purposes may be to bring tragedy upon an ungrateful nation, as He did upon Israel.

Sometimes the rulers we abhor therefore, are but His judgment, one that we deserve.

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