Do Not Politic Away Your Faith

If we believe the fate of our country depends on voting for the right man or woman we are in serious trouble because our faith is obviously misplaced. “Thus saith the Lord; Cursed be the man that trusted in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and whose heart departeth from the Lord” (Jer. 17:5; cf. Ps. 118:8-9). It was not a lack of votes or the wrong man that caused Sodom to fall; it was wickedness (Gen. 13:13; 18:20-32; 19:13,24-25). It was not a lot of votes or the right man that allowed Ninevah to stand; it was godly repentance        (Jon. 3:4-10). When will citizens across this fruited plain understand that repentance and righteousness towards God is what the country needs? “Righteousness exalts a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people”            (Pr. 14:34). “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance” (Ps. 33:12).

If we really want to turn our commonwealth around then Christians need plead to the Great Deliverer (Rom. 11:26). God can make a difference (Jer. 32:17; Eph. 3:20). He delivered righteous Lot from wicked Sodom (2 Pet. 2:7). He delivered the apostle Paul from the lion’s mouth (2 Tim. 4:17). He delivered the Hebrew boys from the fiery furnace (Dan. 3). He delivered Israel from Egyptian bondage (Ex. 2:23-25; 3:8; 12:50-51). He delivered Daniel from the lion’s den. (Dan. 6:16-23). And, God is able to deliver a godly America too (2 Pet. 2:9). If the righteous call on him and we do our part he will help us (Ps. 46:1; Hos. 13:9). This is why we must always evangelize (Matt. 28:19-20; Mar; 16:15-16). The Lord promised, “If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land” (2 Chr. 7:14; 6:30-31).

Therefore, we must not be guilty of being more political than pious, or spending more time campaigning for votes than souls. “…he that winneth souls is wise” (Pr. 11:30). Can the wicked of the world really thwart the intentions of the Sovereign Lord? Absolutely not, “…the foundation of God standeth sure…” (2 Tim. 2:19). My friends, Christian heads are not buried in the sand because they look to the clouds before looking to the ballot box    (Heb. 12:2; 8:1). Heaven is the place where authority, holiness, and justice derives (John 19:11; Rom. 13:1). The Almighty can do all things (Job 42:2; 40:9-14; Eph. 3:20). Godly change does not begin with the White House or

with the Congress; it begins with God’s House (1 Tim. 3:15; Heb. 3:6). Pray for the repentance, salvation, and direction of our nation (Neh. 1:6-11; 1 Tim. 2:1-4; 1 John 5:14). Remember to daily evangelize. But, never forget, “…the MOST HIGH RULETH in the kingdom of men…” (Dan. 4:25; 5:21).

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