As I picked my Bible up this week, the bookmarks still at the beginning of 2 Kings where I last left off (in February), I thought it only fitting that I would be reading about the kings of Israel and Judah as this week was election week for the United States of America. As in every election there is political drama, and this election was no different. It was easy to allow myself to get caught up in the drama, and even allow fear, panic, and anger to take root.
This week while looking back through 1st Kings, I saw that Israel had its overwhelming share of terrible, ungodly, and even evil rulers, and God was there with His people. Just as God is with me in the midst of this countries abominable political situation. Whether Obama continues to drive our country farther and farther into debt, or IF Romney would have brought the extinction of the middle class and taken away "women's rights", my trust is NOT in man but in God who has promised to never leave or forsake me.
Rulers- they come and go as we've see through out the Bible, only God is truly constant. Therefore, my focus is not on complaining about the politics of this country, but seeking God with my entire being, and finding ways to love people as He loves them.
Because in the end, that is the only thing that will matter. (1 Cor 13:13 Psalm 94:14)