And He said, “ If you will give earnest heed to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, the Lord, am your healer.”
Exodus 15:26 NASB
Yesterday I posted concerning the what is so often missed in God’s expectations when we are dealing with enemies. Today my heart breaks for those who cannot or will not hear from God.
◦ I have been in much conversation with a good friend over the last couple of months over our need to vote for righteousness in this election. With this friend he, who is a Christian and a Republican, has made his case for the casting of his vote almost but not quite entirely around the character and demeanor of the candidates. In so doing he has concluded that Trump is responsible for the disunity present in our society, because of his demeanor. Additionally the racism problem which has surfaced over the killing of George Floyd, he believes is made worse because of Trumps failures. He concludes that racism is a systemic problem within the hearts of white Americans, because America which was founded by white men allowed slavery to continue within its borders. That Trump has somehow not quelled, but instead has spawned this disunity, and further that he has somehow failed to properly follow the science of the experts with Covid.
◦ Does he give Trump any positive credit? — he is reluctant but kinda credits him with the judges, although it was really Mitch McConnell who got the conservative judges placed. And it was Congress, who passed the bills that he signed. No credit belongs to him.
The character of Uncle Joe is lost to this my friend, due to a blindness brought on by hatred of Trumps ways. Hatred has always created blindness. It impacts the spiritual man. The best example of that law is seen in the hatred of Jesus by His very religious accusers. Because of their hatred not even one of those who opposed Him was able to see who He really was.
We must ask ourselves: is a vote for unrighteousness today punishable by God as it was in that day? Would it be punishable against an entire nation of peoples should that nation go against God? Could our blindness in our people be an excuse when making choices against God? Does God grant forgiveness for error in decision making based on our own blindness, when our reason is opposed to His ways and has far reaching impact, or does His forgiveness undo all of the wrongs made clear by means of His word, and do those consequences for definite reasons then abide with us unabated by Him? If so what are the consequences of choosing evil in this election? And if His reasons are clear in His word, what happens to His people when we chose not to follow them? Is this election on the part of a divided nation a tipping point in our history? The divide is made so obvious to the student of God’s word. Chose you this day whom you will serve.
In scripture we can see that God is slow to anger, but that once His people become comfortable in a world of rebellion against Him and the tipping point is reached; then it is too late. Once compromise becomes the objective over truth expect judgment.