I have often heard people say Jesus never said anything about government. That usually comes in response to a Christian asserting something the government is doing is immoral. However, the same assertion could just as easily be used by a Christian arguing that Jesus did not die on the cross to fix our government. He came to give us new hearts.
Yet the assertion that Jesus never said anything about government is not true. Even if we restrict ourselves to the Gospels, Jesus had a great deal to say about government. Jesus spoke of kingdoms, and a kingdom is a type of government, even the Kingdom of God.
What happens when we search the New King James Version (NKJV) for the word “kingdom“? We get 122 hits. Often Jesus speaks of the kingdom of God, telling us about it.
Here is a passage from the story of Satan’s temptation of Jesus, however, that speaks of earthly kingdoms.
Matthew 4:8-10 New King James Version (NKJV)
8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.”
What Jesus taught, what the Bible teaches, is that we must serve our Lord. Our salvation lies in the Kingdom of God, not in any kingdom run by men.