Over the years, I’ve grown to have SOME interest in things. My basic view starts with this overarching principle: Jesus is King, and He’s coming to reign on the earth. Soon.
Until that day, however, I find this Scripture to be most compelling:
from Psalm 2: 10 Now then, you kings, act wisely!
Be warned, you rulers of the earth!
11 Serve the Lord with reverent fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Submit to God’s royal Son, or he will become angry,
and you will be destroyed in the midst of all your activities—
for his anger flares up in an instant.
But what joy for all who take refuge in him!
You see, today, I am concerned. I am concerned that the majority of people in our nation — and particularly young people — are looking for one thing: change (and who would deny that we need it?). But, I fear that we are far too easily moved by the stirring words or appealing ideas that candidates may put forth. We are judging from the outward appearace.
God looks on the heart.
Not the slogans, the commercials, the bumper stickers, the well-penned speaches..
I can’t see the heart of either of these candidates. But, God can. I encourage you to PRAY. Ask God to reveal the hearts of the candidates. And, ask Him what is important on His heart. They all seem to claim some Christian “faith”, but again — who knows, but God?
Don’t let the seeming attractiveness of one candidate or another sway you — or the progressiveness of their particular choices. Bottom line is this: If our leaders do not submit to the Son of God, He will become angry, and they may be destroyed in the midst of their all of their good intentions (see verse 12 above). We ALL need to bow down and Kiss the Son.
What America needs is MERCY, not just CHANGE.
If we want a man to lead us, He will give us a man to lead us — and we will reap accordingly (see the story of Israel when they clamored for a king, and God gave them what they wanted – Saul).
If all we ask for is change, we will get it…. but we may be very surprised with how it really looks when it comes.
We need God’s mercy.