Tuesday, 8 November 2016

The Lord is king

The Lord is King forever and ever;
The nations have perished out of His land.
Lord, You have heard the desire of the humble;
You will prepare their heart;
You will cause Your ear to hear,
To do justice to the fatherless and the oppressed,
That the man of the earth may oppress no more.- Psalm 10.16-18

I think it is pretty common knowledge that today is the day of the presidential election in the United States. With this particular election and these particular candidates the whole world will be paying attention. It seems to many of us like a certain lose-lose situation. It does seem like ‘the nations have perished out of His hand.’

What is going to happen? What news will we wake up tomorrow? Which of the two choices is going to have a huge impact on the US and on the world?

I don’t know. No one knows for sure.

But dare I be so trite as to say ‘it really doesn’t matter’ to the believer? Of course it does matter how our lives might change. It does matter when it comes to laws and political freedoms and such.

But when it comes to citizens of the heavenly kingdom God is still king. He still sits on his throne and despite what some claim no one can kick God out of schools or governments or societies. God is still there and always has been. He is king and He sits on His throne and there is nothing any American president or any other national leader can do to change that.

Our God is King. The Lord is still on His throne. He is in His holy temple. Nothing about this election will change that for America or any place else on earth. Tomorrow morning we will probably know who wins the election, and that’s fine. There will almost certainly be an uncertain future. But we can always, always know that our God is still our true King.

God will still be King tomorrow, so let’s not get too upset about the news tonight.  

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