Reading some of comments that have been made on social media and the Internet about the first presidential debate this week has been interesting. It seems like most people had something to say about it. Even some Christian leaders had a say about what they saw. Some of their comments included:
“This wasn’t a debate, it was a debacle…”
“I rise grieved today…”
“I haven’t been this stressed out since the last 5 minutes of Infinity War when half of everything I loved disappeared…”
“This is just sad and embarrassing…”
“I turned it on for 2 minutes and then turned it back off…”
“Why am I laughing so much at this debate…”
“The country lost tonight…”
With all these opinions about the outcome of the debate going around, it has been difficult to talk about anything else in regards to the debate.
Fortunately, Pastor Chris took the opportunity to address this in his daily devotional and asked, “Do we put our trust in Caesars, Kings, Presidents, or Governments? Or do we put our trust in Jesus!” He stated that Jesus still sits at the throne! Shouldn’t we be reminding Christians about this and letting others know about it if they didn’t already?
Although many Christian leaders had their opinions, it seems like this may have been a missed opportunity for these leaders to come together and state the obvious; something the world may not have a clear understanding about; that God is still at the center and will always be at the center of everything.
We currently live in a world inhabited by sinners and full of sin. Although we might make an effort to do things correctly, we still fall short of God’s glory (Romans 3:23).
Thankfully, we have a hope that no matter who is leading or appointed to lead our country, God will always be the one who has the final say because he is the, “…Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.” Revelation 22:13
Things may seem confusing, embarrassing and somewhat out of control, but our God is still in control of it all. The outcome of this election won’t matter as much as the outcome of our lives. Knowing that God returns one day to heal this broken and fallen world is the hope we get to cling on to when things seem hopeless in this world because, “…’Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty,’ who was, and is, and is to come.” Revelation 4:8
Let’s be the light to a world who feels they are living in darkness and let’s make sure that we model the behavior of what loving and representing Christ is all about. “Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:8-9
What sin is unforgivable?
Daily Devos with Pastor Chris, Revelation 13:1-11
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