It’s All about God — Even in Politics!

May 20, 2008 at 8:55 am | Posted in Devotional thoughts, It's All About God | Leave a comment

Psalm 146:3-4.  “Do not put your trust in princes, in mortal men, who cannot save.  When their spirit departs, they return to the ground; on that very day their plans come to nothing.”   The presidential election of November has been much in the news for a year already; it heated up even last summer.  There were many candidates in each party; there have been numerous debates; there have been ads attacking one candidate or another, and ads supporting one issue or another.  There will be even more as the time to vote draws closer.  Conservative Christians have wondered throughout this campaign if there is a candidate worthy of our votes.

            Now I believe we must vote.  I also believe we must vote for one of the major party candidates because our system is designed in such a way that one of them will be president.  And I believe that every candidate is a sinner, so, at least in some regard, every election is a choice for “the lesser of two evils.”  Yet God says it will all amount to nothing in light of his eternal plans.  Our trust is not to be in princes who will be better kings (or for that matter, candidates who will be better presidents).  It is the LORD who reigns forever; he is God though all generations (v.10).  No matter how I feel about the candidates, whether I feel they are great potentials or the devil incarnate, I cannot trust in them or the promises they bring.  My trust must be in God who reigns forever, in God who keeps his promises.   Even in politics, it’s all about God!

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