I posted this blog on Nov 7, 2007, but thought it would be worth re-posting at this time.
America is at a crossroads, we must choose between two worldviews. Can man deliver us, or do we trust in God to deliver us? As I listen to one Christian leader after another make their endorsements, I am reminded of the people of Israel in the Old Testament. God had delivered the people from Egypt, he had given them their land, but they had joined themselves with the world around them and had become dissatisfied. Things just were not going right for them. “Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations.” They needed someone who could solve the problems of their world. But the thing was displeasing in the sight of Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” Samuel prayed to the Lord and the Lord said to Samuel “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.”As I watch the way the Republican primaries are unfolding, I am sick with disappointment. When, as people of God, we are looking for “A true fiscal conservative” to lead us, we must remember the warning that Samuel gave the people of Israel; With a King, comes a Kingdom.
As we stand at this crossroad, I urge you today, revisit I Samuel chapter 8 and consider the cost. There is a Godly choice to make; compromise is not necessary, it never is.
Hindsight is 20/20
Nov 11, 2008