#496 – The Political vs. The Spiritual solution

An all too common sin, seen throughout Scriptures, is man looking himself for salvation.  As in Jeremiah 17:5, trusting the arm of the flesh and turning away from God.   Christians should understand this condition –  that the people are looking for political solutions to their problems, rather than repenting and getting right with God.  This is clearly seen in two cases:   (1) Israel’s choice of Barabbas over Christ, (2) 1 Samuel 8-12, Israel’s asking for a new political system to fight the Ammonites (a king) rather than turning to God in repentance.