I did it! I watched the entire presidential debate!
Funny thing, though, The next morning, I woke up and had a normal day.
Here is what I am learning.
(He who has ears to hear, let him hear.)
As long as I believe the problems arising in this country are fixable by a man or a political party, I will continue to fall into deep disappointment.
Choices are made every day, and I had forgotten that every choice we have made as a country has some sort of consequence.
Once, we decided that It was wrong to allow prayer and Bible reading in government schools.
Consequence: Values of the Creator were not taught to the children, and a humanist philosophy of “please yourself” began to grow. Belief in God diminished.
Once, we decided that if a coming birth would be inconvenient, or a burden, that it should be legal to murder the unborn child before we could see it, and then we could pretend he/she never existed.
Consequence: Human life began to be viewed as having less intrinsic value.
Political theater became less about the good of the country and more about gaining power.
Consequence: Friendly debate, and compromise to pursue a greater good gave way to total resistance to anything the opposing side proposed.
Most of you can stop reading now, because you already perceive the direction I am headed.
When there really is a God (He Is), and a people who have turned away from Him decide that they can control the world, God will allow the consequences of removing His blessings from the people to play out. God removes His protection.
“We can do better,” we say.
Except, in our forgetting God, we also forget that there is one who is opposed to God, who wants to pervert every good and perfect creation of God.
Like it or not, natural humans tend towards natural, earthly, profane decisions, and quite easily lose focus on a greater good. Or a True Good. They begin to hear the voice of the enemy. They begin to believe a lie.
When a nation approves the murder of an innocent before he enters into his created purpose, God will punish the nation.
It may come as an attack from without.
It may come as an attack from within.
It may come as a plague, a pestilence, or as pandemic.
Man has two choices at this point.
Accept the warning and turn back to God….
Or, raise his fist and continue on his own path.
I lift up my eyes to the hills-where does my help come from?
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. Psalm 121:1-2
I cry aloud to the LORD for mercy. I pour out before him my complaint; before Him I tell my trouble. Psalm 142:1-2
So, when I watch a debate between men and sense that we may be looking at solutions of a nation’s ills in the wrong way,
I find myself thinking, “The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Psalm 118:6
Can you see the writing on the wall?
Can you see the warning?
Will you turn back?