Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Who Will Be King, Um, I Mean President

As the election nears, there is much speculation and even worry about who will become president. I know who I would prefer to be president ~ who I believe comes closest to what God’s Word says. Yet in the end, all we can really do is pray about the outcome, go to the polls on Tuesday, and the rest is up to God. I like what Psalm 118:8-9 says It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. There is much comfort that can come from claiming these verses.

When you start to think about "Who will be president" ~ trust in the Lord. When you begin to worry about the "what ifs" if the candidate further from God’s truths becomes president ~ trust in the Lord. When you dwell upon the price of gas, the falling stock market, and your husband’s job security ~ trust in the Lord.

In the book of Daniel 2: 20-21 it says Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are His. And he changeth the times and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings.... Jeremiah 27:5 says I made the earth; the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed meet unto me. And finally in Psalm 75:6-7 For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But GOD is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another. God’s Word is pretty simple on this matter. He sets kings (i.e. world leaders, presidents, governors, mayors, etc) in place and He removes them as well. He gives these positions to whom He deems "meet" to have the job. So why should we worry? We can’t change a single thing by worrying or even feeling concern. Our job as Christians is to vote for the individual who comes the closest to God’s standards laid out in His word ~ that is all we can do. The rest is simply up to Him. So don’t worry about it. God owns all the stocks, all the bonds, all the money, all the jobs ~ He owns everything. Put your trust in Him and in His Word and you will be just fine.

2 Thoughts On The Matter:

susansspace said...

So true! & very well said, Cathryn! I enjoyed your post today.
Have a great weekend!

Cathy said...

I liked those verses you quoted. I believe God wants us to pray. Our God is a mighty God, and there is power in prayer, in the name of Jesus. I pray for God to have mercy on us, as I pray for our country, troops, leaders, and for God's Word to be the foundation of our country. We want to keep God in our country. We need to humble ourselves and pray.
Thanks for coming by tonight and commenting. I see we both like Spurgeon.