When is ther last time you have converted someone to give their life to JESUS with hate speech? When is the last time you tried to get someone to change their mind about anything by using hate vomit?
January 6th still hurts me too this day. I am so sad that many Americans do not realize how this Satanic event has damaged America forever. So many want to sweep this horrific time under the rug. I had chest pains for three days after the event, thankfully it was just the stress from the insurrection. The damage done to America continues, it is all now politics, pitting the Dems against the GOP, and the GOP and Dems are against some of its own. As I have said for years, politics is the playground of Satan. I am a registered Independent, as I will not be associated with the dysfunction of both parties, to me, it would be like being associated with a dysfunctional Church. The Church has suffered also, losing people, I hear from them, they got sick of the Church defending Trump. Many will not go back to the Church, many see the Church as hateful. I travel, I hear the people. Hate destroys.
The Church has lost the trust of many Americans, too many Pastors drank the ‘kool-aid’… It needs to build bridges of love and trust, not hate, not political jabber, if not, the Church in America will continue to fail.
I will always vet the candidates with the Word of God. I do not accept foul language, talking bad of women, slamming people who disagree with you, lying, sexual affairs and so forth. I also want to know if the candidate goes to Church, who his or her Pastor is. The behavior of Dems and the GOP as a whole stinks to high heaven.
From Adrian Rogers:
Despite the tension between them, David spoke to Saul with reverence. There was respect. There was reason. There was reliance upon God. David did not vilify his spiritual authority but instead pleaded his righteous cause. What should we, as God’s children, do when we are faced with corrupt authorities? We ought to do what David did. Do you see how gentle David’s spirit was? We must obey God rather than men. If some so-called authority commands you to murder, you can’t murder. If some so-called authority commands you to commit adultery, you can’t commit adultery. But we must be careful that, when we have authority over us, we do not have a spirit of rebellion. Instead, we should have, as David had here, a gentle spirit and a pleading spirit rather than a rebellious spirit.
- When do you find it difficult to show respect and reverence for the authorities in your life?
- How might you show reverence and respect while also obeying God rather than man?
Read all of 1 Samuel 24. Note the ways David showed respect and reverence to Saul while also obeying God first and foremost.