We the people have forgotten who God is and what He has done for us and in us.
We don't live according to His will, or His promises in His word. Our Nation is a Nation divided, we get caught up in partisan politics with each candidate saying they have a plan to save this nation, here is the plain truth: no candidate, no party, no politician can or will save this nation.
We the people as Pastors, Churchgoers, and Christians get sucked into the trap, myself included. We must remember that our hope is not in mankind if it is then we are serving the wrong god.
Our hope is in Christ alone.
We should abstain from negatives and focus on eternity, yes we should vote according to the values and morals God has set in His word, but we also must remember that God is sovereign and He alone appoints leaders to accomplish His will.
Noah Webster said this;
" in selecting men for office, let principle be your guide, regard not their party, look to the character, it is alleged by men of loose principles that religion and morality are not necessary. But the Scriptures say different, they direct that rulers should be men who rule in the fear of God, able men of truth, hating covetousness. "
He calls us out!
We have a role to live in our Nation, one of top priority, that supersedes anything else, that is to Love God, love others, and honor God in all we say and do.
We are to live our lives as the gospel message, to cry out the truth in the wilderness, that the kingdom of God is here, the day of salvation is now, Christ soon return is imminent. If we don't proclaim it God says the stones will.
Don't think that your vote is not your voice, remember there are no perfect politicians, just as none of us are perfect, we are fallible, making more mistakes than any of us want to admit, let's not get hung up on just the words they say, let's look at the things they do, have done and ask God to lead us in voting the right way.
We should have the attitude of Daniel, don't submit to the things that are ungodly that leaders say, or do, instead we should always submit to the Lord alone, and seek His counsel.
And God's word says this;
“Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord. Peace in heaven and glory in the highest heaven! Some of the Pharisees from the crowd told him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples.” He answered, “I tell you, if they were to keep silent, the stones would cry out.”Luke 19:38-40 CSB
“Everything is permissible,” but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible,” but not everything builds up. No one is to seek his own good, but the good of the other person. ”1 Corinthians 10:23-24 CSB
“and declared: May the name of God be praised forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to him. He changes the times and seasons; he removes kings and establishes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals the deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with him. I offer thanks and praise to you, God of my fathers, because you have given me wisdom and power. And now you have let me know what we asked of you, for you have let us know the king’s mystery.” Daniel 2:20-23 CSB
“Hallelujah! My soul, praise the Lord. I will praise the Lord all my life; I will sing to my God as long as I live. Do not trust in nobles, in a son of man, who cannot save. When his breath leaves him, he returns to the ground; on that day his plans die. Happy is the one whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, the Maker of heaven and earth, the sea and everything in them. He remains faithful forever, executing justice for the exploited and giving food to the hungry. The Lord frees prisoners. The Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord raises up those who are oppressed. The Lord loves the righteous. The Lord protects resident aliens and helps the fatherless and the widow, but he frustrates the ways of the wicked. The Lord reigns forever; Zion, your God reigns for all generations. Hallelujah!”Psalms 146:1-10 CSB
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