18 Let them know that you, whose name is the Lord—that you alone are the Most High over all the earth. Psalm 83:18
It’s easy when you’re at the top of your power to think that you will always be there. That applies to political leaders, church leaders, business leaders, and organization leaders. Any large company knows this, and if they’re smart, they don’t take that “success” lightly. Some get to the top using deceit, bribery, and flat out lies.
The rulers Asaph was addressing in this passage were no different than what we experience today. Some (but certainly not all) relied on a fair amount of injustice and dishonesty to get where they were. But in the end they – like we – must give an account of their actions, whether they want to admit it or not.
Asaph’s prayer was for those rulers to realize that they were not as magnificent as they thought they were, and that the One who gave them power can just as easily take it away (my paraphrase).
In these tumultuous times, pray for your leaders. They need God’s help more than they know it.