Just a quick note before the primary tomorrow.
God calls us to vote.
On one level, I understand the bumper sticker: "Don't vote. It only encourages them."
But that is a joke looking to the vanity and ambition of politicians. When our government asks for our voice into its governance, it is poor stewardship at the least to refuse.
Trump is not a legitimate candidate for a Christian.
He has a pro-abortion record, is arrogant, an adulterer, a big donor to Democrats and the Clintons, and has few specific proposals. The list could go on and on.
Voters have a voice but are not sovereign.
Especially in election season we tend to believe the myth that all power in this country rests with the people. "We the people," right? At this stage in the campaign season, though, it becomes painfully obvious that the number of candidates determines a lot. As long as Trump has 4 candidates to run against he will win. In unity there is strength. The choice given the people determines a lot.
Donors and candidates and polls are significant, but not sovereign.
Many tend to throw up their hands at this point in the race, being sick of it all, and assert with disgust that the big money and smoke-filled back rooms of the political parties decide it all, anyway. So why pay attention - why vote? I don't grant the premise. Big money and maneuvering does affect a lot. But don't forget Haman and Ahithophel and Judas and other movers and shakers who thought events were in their hands, when they are really in God's.
God is in control.
Jeremiah 18:6 - “O house of Israel, can I not do with you as this potter?” says Yahweh. “Look, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are you in My hand, O house of Israel!"
This is true of every nation, as well as of the church of God.
Isaiah 40:23 - He brings the princes to nothing; He makes the judges of the earth useless.
Earthly leaders are still needed
Asserting that God is in control is no excuse to walk away from politics.
The opinion headline in my local paper yesterday was "Trump is No Savior."
Some have called Rubio the savior of the Republican party.
Rubio's response? There's only one savior: Jesus Christ.
Now, it is wrong to look for a savior in politics. At the same time, if something is wrong with the plumbing, you call a plumber. We see much wrong in our politics, so we need political leaders at the helm to fix it. They are God's instrument and servant for doing justice in the nations.
So please, trust God with our nation, and go vote wisely.