Thursday, December 10, 2015
Being that we are in the midst of the 2016 presidential races, perhaps you are thinking that through this blog I will be expressing my hope that our next president will finally be the one to lead this country correctly. Actually, since we are at the start of another Christmas season, I was thinking of a part of scripture which is referred to at this time of year which speaks of a perfect government. Isaiah prophesied: “For to us a child is born, to us a Son is given, and the government will be on His shoulders. And He will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6) In the following verse, Isaiah wrote that “Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end”signifying that this is a spiritual and everlasting government, not ours or any other earthly government. This prophetic truth should also remind us that our main hope is not on our government or anybody else’s, but on Christ. As the blessed old hymn of the faith, “My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less”, says: “On Christ, the Solid Rock, I stand; all other ground is sinking sand.”
Although most of us still believe that ours is the greatest nation on earth, there are indications that we are slowly going downhill. And although we like to speak about our country’s past glories, it has never been perfect, neither will the entire world government ever be perfect until Christ comes back to set up His earthly, one thousand year kingdom. This country’s Declaration of Independence, written in 1776, expressed the view that it is the right of the people to institute new government, laying it’s foundation “and organizing it’s powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their safety and happiness.” We still have the right every two or four years to elect new leaders in case we are not happy with those in office. I would venture a guess that the majority of you are not happy with the kind of leadership and representation this country has been getting. Therefore, you are anxious to go express your sentiment in the polling booth this coming election day and are hopeful that our new leadership will be better than before.
It is reasonable for us to do the best that we can while we are still here and although some people may not want to hear this, we are really just passing through. We belong to another country. In His prayer for His Disciples and all that would believe in their message, Jesus said: “They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.” (John 17:16) Lets do our part so that ours can continue being the world’s greatest nation while we’re still here. Keep in mind, however, that our future nation will be perfect because it’s Leader is perfect.
Memory Verse for the week: (Romans 14:4) “Who are you (we) to judge someone else's servant? To his own Master he stands or falls. And he will stand, for the Lord is able to make him stand.”