I have to confess that my blog has been quite A&M focused of late. A lot of that has to do with the fact that I just don’t care for the heat that some of my posts tend to produce. Witness the recent post I posted about Obama being portrayed as Jesus. I immediately caught heat for it. Sorry, but I just don’t care for the heat at all.
I do lament that Obama won because I don’t think his polices for this country are the best policies, given that wherever those policies are tried, they tend to fail. I don’t believe this country will ever be what it was 25 years ago or even before that. Far too many people want a hand out from the government, instead of a hand up.
Yet, at the same time, I know my LORD is sovereign and that Obama is in the White House because of God’s eternal decree. The Triune God is the ONE who sets up kings and brings them down. Therefore, we must admit that God has a purpose in giving us such a king (Daniel 4:17, 25, 35).
As this country falls into more decay, may we remember that He gives the leadership to whomever He chooses and not who we would choose. This is one of the lessons where we realize that God truly is God, and we are but mere men living in a very fallen world.
Given that, how shall we respond? Here is some advice from our Savior:
But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to everyone who asks of you. And from him who takes away your goods do not ask them back. 31 And just as you want men to do to you, you also do to them likewise.
32 “But if you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners love those who love them. 33 And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same. 34 And if you lendto those from whom you hope to receive back, what credit is that to you? For even sinners lend to sinners to receive as much back. 35 But love your enemies, do good, and lend, hoping for nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High. For He is kind to the unthankful and evil. 36 Therefore be merciful, just as your Father also is merciful.