We certainly have biblical examples of Believers who were able to exercise spiritual influence upon pagan governments in the likes of Joseph, Daniel, and Esther. But we also have to keep in mind that none of these were “elected” by the people but rather, through God’s providence, were placed in those positions according to God’s calling and purposes. Christians have been called OUT of this world…
“I have given them Your word; and the world has hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
— John 17:14
…and Jesus specifically stated...
“My kingdom is not of this world”.
— John 18:36
Where Christians have been given the opportunity to participate in government, it’s logical they should use their God-given privileges to support the best leaders and that the best laws are enforced justly, but the overall teaching of the Bible is not to seek control of earthly governments but to be a witness to them. Paul here provides four motives for obeying human government.