You should not trust the authorities: they are converged with the spirit of this age, which is GloboEvil. Evil makes one stupid, and in times of economic and society stress being stupid won't cut it. Example one:
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Wednesday that protesters calling for the state to reopen the economy so they can go back to work could “get a job as an essential worker.”
Cuomo made the comment at the end of a long exchange with WRGB reporter Anne McCloy, who told the governor that she spoke with demonstrators outside New York’s state Capitol in Albany before heading inside for the daily press conference. The protesters told her they can’t wait for widespread coronavirus testing – which Cuomo has been pushing — and want to return to work so they can have an income and feed their families, McCloy said.
“By the way — if you want to go to work, go take the job as an essential worker. Do it tomorrow,” Cuomo said.
“But the people aren’t hiring because of the pandemic,” McCloy responded.
“No, there are people hiring,” Cuomo said. “You can get a job as an essential worker, so now you can go to work and you can be an essential worker and you’re not going to kill anyone.”
Ace of Spades notes that the governor’s “non-essential” brother, who works for an obscure cable channel seen mainly in airport lounges, apparently infected both his wife and his son with COVID-19.
The Other McCain
I could go on, but this is a lectionary post, and we need to contrast. In God is our salvation, and security: the NASB has salvation as an alternate reading of the Hebrew in the text. Our role is to remain steadfast. To conform to the will of God.
For in evil times the righteous will show out: many will give praise to God, but the elite will hate harder, calling it kindness.
26 In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
“We have a strong city;
He sets up walls and ramparts for security.
2 “Open the gates, that the righteous nation may enter,
The one that remains faithful.
3 “The steadfast of mind You will keep in perfect peace,
Because he trusts in You.
4. “Trust in the Lord forever,
For in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.
1 Peter 1:13-16
13 Therefore, prepare your minds for action, keep sober in spirit, fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14 As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, 15 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16 because it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.”
We are not to conform to the ideology of this time. The spirit of this time is apparent on Pravda One and the (now state funded) broadcasters of this nation: the printed press have the begging bowl out and are angry that they cannot be state funded instruments of public relations. It is not as if they are not being caught out in their lies.
We are to speak truth in a time of lies. We are to be sober when the people are intoxicated, and the elite drunk on power. We are to conform to Christ, and not worship the State.
From this we can praise God truly, for he is our strong wall, our fortress, and our salvation. Every politician fails eventually. Our God does not, and will not.