June 28, 2017

No Matter Who is President, Jesus is King

I just heard the announcement this evening that President Obama was re-elected for a second term as President of the United States. When I first heard the news, like many others I was disappointed – an understatement, I know. Then my thoughts were turned back to God and how He works everything according to His will, the good of His people, and how He is in absolute control of what is going on. I am afraid that many Christians will be of the mindset that because our chosen presidential candidate did not win, all hope is lost. But what is that really saying? It is saying that a man, who happens to have won a presidential race, is bigger and more powerful than God, and therefore we will place our hope in an office and not in God.

Does anyone see what is wrong here? Our hope should be in nothing but in God alone! Apart from God we have no hope of anything! We cannot expect change to come to this nation through the election of a man, no matter which candidate. The only way our nation can truly change is through Christ. Only Christ can change men’s hearts and lives.

A post I saw on Facebook sums up what I am saying quite well:

“While I obviously don’t agree with the presidential outcome, Christians need to remember this: voting a moral man in as President will do nothing for this country. Only Christ can change the hearts of wicked men; and don’t be mistaken our country is defiantly wicked. How much more should we evangelize the lost around us. Is Christ not more capable of changing this country than a man behind a desk? I know I’m guilty of this, but how many people could we have reached with the gospel if we shared it as much as our political posts…the only “hope for change” this country has is Christ and Christ alone.”

In the following days remember that Christ is our only hope, and God holds the hearts of kings in his hands and turns them as He wills. (Prov. 21:1) Also consider Psalm 118:8-9, “It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the LORD than to trust in princes.” I hope this is an encouragement to you.

Comments

  1. Well said Haley. People forget it was no vacation for non-roman citizens during the reign of the Roman Empire. Jesus just kept pouring out love and compassion.

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