With the passing of their long-time queen, Elizabeth II, the UK is making the transition to their new monarch, Charles III.
In the USA, we are in the throes of mid-term election campaigns.
The Apostle Paul had a few words we should all take to heart at such a time.
11 But you, O man of God,… pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. 12 Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13 I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, 14 that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, 15 which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, 16 who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.
17 Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy. 18 Let them do good, that they be rich in good works, ready to give, willing to share, 19 storing up for themselves a good foundation for the time to come, that they may lay hold on eternal life.1 Timothy 6 11-19
The instruction in verses 17 through 19 are especially apt for the wealthy and powerful and for those hoping to reach such positions. When we choose our leaders, these are the qualities we should look for.
In this world there are many who would set themselves up to rule over others, but it is good to remember there is only one King of kings and Lord of lords.