Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Two Flies were buzzing around a messy kitchen table that had the remains of a recently prepared bologna sandwich. The knife used to slice the bologna was covered with the little particles of meat. The two flies started at the tip of the knife and ate their way to the end of the handle. Then they flew away, only to become dizzy and fall to the floor-dead.

The moral of this story is: Don’t fly off the handle when you’re full of bologna.

Thought you might want to laugh before you read my blog today since I'm being very serious. Today is election day and the news thus far doesn't sound too good for the A team. I don't know what the end result might be, but I know that my God is still in control and if it doesn't come out the way I would like, it just may be that God is giving us all what we deserve. Think about it. Now think on this:

Exodus 18:21
“But you should select from all the people able men, God-fearing, trustworthy, and hating bribes. Place them over the people as officials of thousands, hundreds, fifties, and tens.”
When God told Moses to choose leaders to represent Him and listen to the people He gave a specific criteria for who should be chosen. When the Israelites tired of rule under Samuel and the Judges, they demanded a king. They were tired of being responsible for their own obedience under the Judges so they did what was right in their own eyes. They wanted to be like other nations, looked for ways to increase their own wealth and began to cheat God on their offerings in the Place of Worship. When Samuel, under God’s direction chose Saul as their king, as Samuel had predicted he levied heavy taxes, took their young men for his armies and demanded more and more from the people. When their enemies conquered them, they took their harvests and made them slaves. Once the Israelites asked for and then received a King and his accompanying government, they were slaves to the system and never recovered their prior wealth and freedom.
God carefully instructed Moses to choose men who were not easily corrupted with bribes to be leaders. Our current financial crisis has been manufactured by those who took bribes, accepted favors, increased their wealth and brought the USA to the point of financial collapse. God said the chosen leaders should be trustworthy, those who would not make promises they could, or worse, had no intention of fulfilling, and had the well being of the people as the chief purpose of their election. God also instructed that well-qualified men be chosen and their limits of government be clearly laid out and were not exceeded.
Today, in the United States, we are voting in the most critically important election in the recent history of our nation. We will choose between two basic philosophies of government. One group of candidates will limit government growth, will not take more of our money and will deal with spiritual issues, such as the sacredness of life in a God-honoring way, and will continue the commitment to our God-inspired democracy as outlined in our founding documents; there is another group that is the antithesis of these standards. I encourage you to vote, and to make it an extension of your own life values and principles.


BethAnne said...

Steve and I were talking about this last night on the way to his football banquet......apparently there is still a question about Obama's one is saying anything....he is closely tied with KNOWN one cares.....his preacher calls for America to be damned......the general population turns a deaf ear.......people are blinded and I do not believe it is just because of their dislike of the Bush administration.....satan has blinded even believers at the most crucial time in history because he knows his time to prowl the earth is quickly coming to an end. If Bush had been associated with Bill Ayers, Jeremiah Wright, or there was a question about his birthplace, he would have never gotten the nod, much less the presidency.......funny how things can change in only 8 years........seems to me that the birth pains are coming harder and faster every day and this election may be one of the strongest contractions that America has felt so far.

Greg P. said...

History repeats itself because we refuse to learn from history. The historical lifespan of a democracy is only in the 200 year range before it implodes. The USA is living on borrowed time right now.

The Lord will not be mocked. Our country's leaders, or maybe I should just say politicians, will someday have to answer to God for their sins.