11/9/2020

Malachi 2:17 ESV
You have wearied the LORD with your words. But you say, “How have we wearied him?” By saying, “Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and he delights in them.” Or by asking, “Where is the God of justice?”

Malachi 3:2-3 ESV
But who can endure the day of his coming, and who can stand when he appears? For he is like a refiner’s fire and like fullers’ soap. [3] He will sit as a refiner and purifier of silver, and he will purify the sons of Levi and refine them like gold and silver, and they will bring offerings in righteousness to the LORD.

Malachi 3:5 ESV
“Then I will draw near to you for judgment. I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, against the adulterers, against those who swear falsely, against those who oppress the hired worker in his wages, the widow and the fatherless, against those who thrust aside the sojourner, and do not fear me, says the LORD of hosts.

It has been almost a week since the elections in America. I take a look at all of the social media, the news. A lot of people are happy, many are angry. Some look on towards the next four years with hope, some with fear. I suppose it is a very good thing to step back from all things political, to take a breath and as a firm believer in Christ say all things are within Gods hands. If your faith is in Christ then you should know that God himself has no respect for a mans stature. He cares not for his wealth, nor his political association. No respect for his denomination. If you indeed do well God will bless you. If you call on his name and repent of your sins he will forgive you. If you forgive he will forgive. Does God always bless us in worldly blessings? absolutely not. One of the things God will do is bless us according to his will, and curse those who do wrong according to his will. It is for us to accept that he is control. He alone allows man good and bad to prosper.

Romans 13:9-10 ESV
For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” [10] Love does no wrong to a neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

Obviously we live in trying times. I personally never have attached myself to the Trump train, day one in announcing his candidacy I was not in favour of him. his attitude, his corrupt ways of dealing. The lack of any respect for people. Yet for all of this he was elected to office. Apparently he was indeed part of Gods plan. Christians embraced him as their man to bring forth Gods plan to bless his people, bring justice and yet for all that he said or did that was not good or right they ignored those things though contrary to biblical righteousness. Indeed I know God has used those who were not good people in the bible for his plan but those who where Gods people never coddled them nor ignored their sins. God never allowed Nebuchadnezzar to believe it was under his own steam. This is where I do think Christians have indeed fallen short with Trump. Also the ugliness much of his supporters have not been called out for what it is. Wicked arrogance, hatred. I would be remiss to say the democratic party was perfect in their words and actions toward him though I would say God holds those who proclaim his name more accountable then those who don’t believe. Consider the Pharisees and Sadduccees. A two party system of Jesus times that Jesus had no few words with and more so with the more religious Pharisees than the not so much Sadduccees. I say all this because my hope is not in either political party nor should it be. No party has laid its life down for me. No blood of any politician redeems my soul. There is only one Holy Spirit that has been faithful to complete Yahweh’s work that has been promised to been done within me. I know that my reward awaits me in His kingdom. Obviously we live in times that we can look to whatever media(um) that supports our own bias, we hold. I honestly don’t think that it really matters at this point. What we need to do is seek Jesus, love our neighbors, stop getting ensnared into endless debates, seek fair dealings with those we disagree, bless those who hate you, stop hanging salvation on a political party stance, and humble ourselves as Jesus humbled himself to become the very thing he hated, sin, so that you could believe in him and have salvation from sin and eternal life with him.

Published by Jimmy King

I am christian, I am currently living with undiagnosed adhd, I am a husband, I am a father. I love my God for his great love and the work he has done in me, I love my family, I love people. I don't know what life has for me next but I'm sure it will my best life God could give me and I intend to live it.

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