‘THERE are no tyrants where there are no slaves’, said Gat Jose Rizal. The Lord says: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man, but blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord” (Jer. 17:5). “It is better to trust in the Lord than in the great men of the earth” (Ps. 118:8).
The biggest mistake of our people is when they place government and trust in government above trust in God. That is tantamount to making an idol. “Thou shalt not make strange gods before me, for I shall punish the people who do such. But I shall reward my faithful ones even to the thousandth generation” (Ex. 20). We keep on complaining, we keep on trusting in corrupted people, and because we forget to pray to the true God, the solution is nowhere.
“Life is a warfare” (Job 7:1) and we are fighting against the forces of evil, against the devil who is constantly going around to recruit people and drag them to hell (1 Pet. 5:8). But for God’s faithful ones who fearlessly trust in Him, there is ever existing His provident hand.