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The Righteous and the Wicked

A couple of days ago, on a cable news channel, a couple of black pastors were on as guests. The host asked that since President Obama came out in favor of Gay marriage, would that change the way they would vote?

The younger pastor said that for him gay marriage is a non-issue. The older pastor said that when he first heard of Obama’s announcement, he had declared that because of that he would not vote at all! Members of his congregation reminded him that the right to vote had been won after a long and hard battle and it was his duty to vote. He declared that after careful consideration, he would vote and of course he would vote for Obama. The gay marriage announcement was minor compared to the economy. He felt Obama was doing the right thing as far as the economy was concerned.

I think that God’s law has no law concerning a national economy. The thing that God’s law does address is personal asset management. I remind you that none of it is ours anyway. “The earth is the LORD’s and all it contains, the world and all who dwell in it.” (Psalm 24:1) The economy might just be God’s way of trying to get our attention. He can either make us prosper or He can take away prosperity, depending on how we obey His law. As far as I am concerned, the economy is a non-issue. My God will take care of that.

God’s law does speak on taking a life and when that life begins. To cast a vote in favor of someone that supports killing babies is, in my view, a sin. Casting a vote in favor of someone that supports homosexuality is a sin. How is God supposed to deal with a nation that condones the things that God’s law condemns? How is God supposed to deal with people who knowingly sin, blatantly ignoring the law of God which is staring them in the face?

You may get caught up in the politics that surround us and this upcoming election, but remember it was never God’s intention that His people should have a king other than Him. Historically it was the king of Israel that god them in so much trouble with God. To align yourself with the king (in our case president) instead of God is the same as idolatry. Remember the words of Joshua, the son of Nun in the book of Joshua, “Now fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness. Throw away the gods your ancestors worshiped beyond the Euphrates River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord.
But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Who will you serve?


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2 thoughts on “The Righteous and the Wicked

  1. Paul Haber on said:

    Right on, Larry! It escapes me how supposedly God-fearing men and women can abide anyone- especially politicians- who support sins that are specifically condemned in scripture- murder (which includes abortion), homosexuality, etc. Too many people mistake humanly desires (balanced budget, “good’ economy) with the desires of our God. As we discussed in our bible study here- “not everyone who calls me Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven.” God knows I’m a sinner, but I wouldn’t want to be one of these other folks at the judgement. Those responsible for teaching sin to innocents will havbe a special place in Hell.

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