It isn’t about the president.
It isn’t about the congress or the Supreme Court.
Although my vote does count and I should cast it every chance I get intelligently and in light of the scriptures.
It isn’t about Hollywood, New York City or Nashville.
It isn’t about political correctness, sensitivity training or the national mood.
It isn’t about recent trends, the latest fad or the most contemporary thinking.
I don’t need to rethink every biblical thought in light of the newest scripture twisting “authority.”
When the Bible says, “In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.” Well, quite frankly, that’s good enough for me. I don’t need to wonder whether God would approve of a gay marriage. (Call me old-fashioned)
But, even so, it isn’t about gay people wanting our government to permit them to be married, or others wanting sanction for the killing of the pre-born, or still others demanding the all references to God and His Christ be removed from public display.
In fact, it isn’t even about our founding fathers and their adherence to biblical principles in the framing of our government or about those who fought to keep us free.
It isn’t about the “good ole days” and “what has happened to America?”
I don’t think it about any of that.
I think it’s all about me…and you…and now, right this minute, today!
It’s about, What am I doing? How am I helping? Who am I influencing?
What godly righteousness is being reflected in my life? Who is seeing in me the countenance of Christ? Where are my funds being spent? What priorities am I exhibiting and how do they honestly affect my daily walk?
2 Chronicles 7:14 says, “If my people, who 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 sand will heal their land.” (Emphasis added)
So, I can lament that those in our government are not following the Savior; that those in authority have abused it; that my “representatives” are depraved and unworthy of office not only biblically but constitutionally. But, to what end? Where lies the blame? Upon whose shoulders is the burden?
It is you and I dear Christian. It is upon our knees and through our witness and in our faithfulness to our heavenly call that the answers to our nation’s and yea, the world’s problems lie.
It is our God Almighty in answer to our earnest pleas who, and who alone is able to right the ship and bring righteousness to the unrighteous and truth to those blinded by the enemy.
Will we answer the call? Will we respond? Will revival begin with me or will I wait for someone else to do the heavy lifting.
1. Am I a soldier of the cross? A follower of the Lamb? And shall I fear to own His cause or blush to speak His name?
2. Must I be carried to the skies of flowery beds of ease, while others fought to win the prize and sailed through bloody seas?
3. Are there no foes for me to face? Must I not stem the flood? Is this vile world a friend to grace, to help me on to God?
4. Sure I must fight if I would reign – increase my courage, Lord! I’ll bear the toil; endure the pain, supported by Thy Word!
May we exert far greater effort in making a difference by winning our neighbor, teaching our children and loving the lost than we do in bemoaning the mess others are making of our nation and our world.
What did I do today that will last for eternity?
Chas and his wife have been ministering at Liberty since 1990. He enjoys dining with family and friends as well as all types of music, sports, and outdoor activities. His greatest joy comes from connecting with others and sharing the love of Christ which is central to everything else.