Scripture warns about corrupt political leaders who persecuted Christians (Acts 12) and about corrupt rich people who oppress Christians (James 2:6-7). It is worth pondering soberly what believers will experience at the hands of corrupt rich people who attain high levels of political power and use it corruptly to persecute and oppress Christians fiercely (cf. 2 Tim. 3:13). O God, in wrath remember mercy (Hab. 3:2).