The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
Democracy is not always implemented perfectly, but it sure seems better than the alternatives. Monarchies are a thing of the past for the most part and rightly so. Absolute power corrupts absolutely so there were few truly great Kings. However, in the times of the Bible, there were plenty of Kings around, and so the metaphor for the Lord was sufficient for getting the point across.
The Lord is King. He has absolute power. He is the law. Pleasing him means prosperity. Angering him is death. Which is why it is a good thing that he’s a just, gracious, loving King. He freely offers admission into His Kingdom to everyone.
And the wonderful thing is that His Kingdom reigns forever. As in long before the creation of the Earth and long after Armageddon. It is easy to think of the U.S. as a storied Nation in the history of man. It has been the ruling power in the world all my life. But in the context of time, we’ve only been around for a little over 200 years. My old pastor made the point that he doesn’t see any mention of the U.S. or any great Western power in the Bible, including Revelations. Maybe the U.S. will prosper for ages to come, or maybe it will fall back to the pack like all the rest of the world powers that have come before.
God, however, still reigns supreme and will forevermore. Long live the King.