God has appointed government in order to safeguard justice and create a peaceful and safe environment within the nation. Rulers should exercise delegated authority in order to serve the citizens whom they govern. The “Law of the King” found in Deuteronomy 17:14-21 warns those in authority against multiplying that which would lead them into a life-style of authoritarianism, hedonism and materialism. God’s alternative to these three unrighteous value systems is servanthood, purity and generosity. But since we are aware that our civic leaders are often pressed to compromise in the areas power, sex and money, we must pray and work to see every form of injustice, corruption and greed brought to an end. . ~ David Joel Hamilton