The elections are over! Thankfully, we won’t have to be bombarded with political ads and commercials for a while. As a country we’ve elected the first African-American to the White House, an historic first. While I know that is exciting enough for some, the fact is that our new President-elect firmly stands for many principles that are plainly unBiblical. Many Christians are concerned about the future morally and spiritually speaking, and I tend to agree with them. So how should we view this turn in our history?
I think we view it as the Bible describes, a part of God’s overall plan. When someone ascends to a position of authority, ultimately it’s not because a person put that person there. God at least allowed it, even though He may not approve of the person or his/her actions. In the book of Daniel, the pagan king of the Babylonians was “taught a lesson” by the Lord. Nebuchadnezzer was driven from his kingdom for a time, and when he came back he was convinced of something. It was “that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.” (Daniel 4.25) So is our new president really in his office because the American people elected him? Yes. And no. God has allowed him to be elected for eternal purposes. Is everything this president is about to decide a godly decision? No. But God, in His infinite wisdom and power, is able to use even ungodly decisions to bring about eternal good.
So pray for this new president, President-elect Barak Obama. May God accomplish all He has in mind for this earth through this man’s new office. Blessings, PB