…and the government will be on his shoulders. (Isaiah 9:6)
Here’s the thing with governments—they’re generally made up of people. And, well, I hate to tell you this, but people tend toward selfishness and greed.
I just heard a bubble burst out there…sorry.
The United States has a system of government known as a Representative Democracy, aka a republic. This is a strong, just, and efficient method of governance that work flawlessly, except when people are ignorant, selfish, and lazy.
Same holds true for Communism, aristocracies, feudal societies, even theocracies. On paper, they look great. It’s when you add the people that things go winky-wonky.
Frankly, the best, strongest, most efficient form of government is a benevolent dictatorship. The problem, of course, is that you can guarantee the dictator part, but not the benevolent bit.
But guess what, Beloved? The day will come when we will have an absolute monarch, a king of kings, who will rule with complete authority over all nations. His reign will be perfect, unhampered by greed, unsullied by sin. He will know what’s best, want what’s best, do what’s best.
He will be what’s best.
Even so, come Lord Jesus.