The chaos of today's politics is the maturing of what began when man rejected God and chose a king over God. The Scriptures explain that with the coronation of a king in the place of God, man would lose a portion of the fruit of his labor and his liberties (1 Samuel 8:10-18). Do you realize how much richer and better off we would be if God were king? How much more free we would be?
Instead the nation of Israel begin a tradition that has evolved into what has become politics today for the world. When we let God rule our lives, we are in the best hands. The Creator of the Universe has designed things to work a specific way. When we go against that design, chaos ensues. Hence, the condition of the world today!!! Now that things are maturing, we are seeing things degrade quickly. This coming election is not just about who is President of the United States, it is more about who is king of your life.
In Isaiah, we see a pattern when kings of God's people leaned on other countries for protection and alliances, rather than on God. Each time they chose man, they paid dearly. And not because God was punishing them, but because they had to deal with the consequences of their choice. The very, very few times they chose to rely on God, they saw miracles accomplished that only could be done by the Hand of God. When we trust God and His promises, He is faithful! Unlike us...
Ultimately, the nation of Israel chose man and lost their freedom and their country. They were held in captivity for 70 years. Finally, when they were released; the people and the country of Israel would never be the same.
Through history, we see man repeat the same mistakes over and over again. Choosing wrong and paying the price. Today, we continue to choose wrong and if we continue to choose wrong, we will continue to lose our freedoms and ultimately our country... repeating the pattern of history.
This is not a push for any candidate, as neither meet the standard when it comes to the requirements of Holiness... in fact, none of us meet God's requirements of Holiness. Each and all of us have fallen short. And that is why God sent His Son into this world. This is a push for God! Again, this coming election is not just about who is President of the United States, it is more about who is king of your life. Who to your trust? Who will be faithful to you? With that, we need to consider the condition of our nation and how it got there... without God! With that, consider how we can change that... with God. What we need is God as King!!!
What matters more than who has been in the White House the last 8 years and who will be in the White House for the next 4 years is who is on the throne of your heart!
1 Samuel 8:10-18 10 Samuel told all the words of the Lord to the people who were asking him for a king. 11 He said, “This is what the king who will reign over you will claim as his rights: He will take your sons and make them serve with his chariots and horses, and they will run in front of his chariots. 12 Some he will assign to be commanders of thousands and commanders of fifties, and others to plow his ground and reap his harvest, and still others to make weapons of war and equipment for his chariots. 13 He will take your daughters to be perfumers and cooks and bakers.14 He will take the best of your fields and vineyards and olive groves and give them to his attendants. 15 He will take a tenth of your grain and of your vintage and give it to his officials and attendants. 16 Your male and female servants and the best of your cattle and donkeys he will take for his own use. 17 He will take a tenth of your flocks, and you yourselves will become his slaves. 18 When that day comes, you will cry out for relief from the king you have chosen, but the Lord will not answer you in that day.”
Paul is a Christ Follower. He has been married to his beautiful wife Rebecca for twenty-four years. They have two beautiful children, a dog, two cats and a turtle. They love being together as a family and doing the adventure that is ministry. They love the outdoors and enjoying God's creation.