Do Not Put Your Trust in Nobles

  • The solution to deep-seated problems does not rest with human governments. Most men in positions of power are selfish, greedy and pursue their own interests, rather than the interests of the people they are supposed to serve. Even if a politician is well-intentioned, he is imperfect, and his life-span, and time of influence are short.

  • Psalm 146: 3-6

3 Do not put your trust in princes, 
nor in a son of man, who cannot bring salvation. 

4 His spirit goes out, he returns to the ground; 
on that very day his thoughts perish. 

5 Happy is the one who has the God of Jacob as his helper, 
Whose hope is in  יהוה his God,

6 the Maker of heaven and earth, 
of the sea, and of all that is in them, 
the One who always remains faithful.
  • Ecclesiastes 8:9
9 All of this I have seen, and 
I applied my heart to every work 
that has been done under the sun, 
during the time that 
man has dominated man to his harm.
  • Jeremiah 10:23
23 I well know, O  יהוה , 
that man’s way does not belong to him. 
It does not belong to man who is walking 
even to direct his step. 

NOTE: The Tetragrammaton (the four Hebrew letters) יהוה, YHWH, refers to the Name of God, which is usually transliterated in English as "Jehovah", or "Yahweh".