“Therefore you are great, O Lord God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you, according to all that we have heard with our ears.” – 2 Samuel 7:22
In a recent lengthy tweet posted by President Trump, he gave thanks to Wayne Allyn Root—a notable conservative author, and Messianic Jew—for his kind words.
Root said, “President Trump is the greatest President for Jews and for Israel in the history of the world… The Jewish people love him like he’s the King of Israel. They love him like he is the second coming of God.”
Later in the day after he posted his tweet, Trump would refer to himself as “The Chosen One” to take on the disputes with China. Although this comment is not uncharacteristic of President Trump’s humor, it is a bit concerning.
Some of the president’s followers truly feel that he is “God’s Chosen One” to go forth and take out those that oppose religious freedom and the biblical initiative of God. Even some evangelicals feel that God is going to use the government and political leaders to rescue His people.
In today’s Bible quote, David is giving thanks and showing his gratitude toward the Lord for the covenant He has just made. David’s first response was “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my house, that you have brought me this far?”
David simply can’t fathom why the God of the universe and everything in it would look upon him with such grace and mercy. David understands that God is much more powerful and sovereign than any other political leader or king that has ever existed.
David’s proclamation of “…you are great, O Lord God. For there is none like you, and there is no God besides you…” is Scripture. Paul tells us in his second letter to Timothy that “All Scripture is breathed out by God…” What the Bible says is true. At all times and in all cultures.
In the context of what some followers of Trump say about him as well as what the president believes about himself, he is not the “Chosen One.” The Messiah has already come and died on the cross for our sins. We have been liberated from the penalty of sin and our faith rests in Jesus Christ, not a political leader or any particular government.
It’s important that we understand the importance of praying for our leaders, but we must make sure we don’t put our faith and hope in them. They can’t carry that burden. They weren’t meant to. Only the God of the Bible was meant to redeem and rescue sinners. Our hope must be found in Him.