Tuesday, September 6th, 2016
Judgment (Part 20)
God is not a God of confusion but of peace.
1 Corinthians 14:33 (NASB)
But I fear, lest somehow, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, so your minds may be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
2 Corinthians 11:3 (NKJV)
A flattering mouth works ruin.
Proverbs 26:28 (NASB)
As I write this, it's a presidential election year, and one like no other. The preliminaries set this strange stage, while contenders threw their hats in the ring. Their mouths began shouting, sparring, slamming, shifting, soothing, sneaking and sweet-talking. While these toastmasters threw power punches to score by winning words and bully brags, people like me watched in witless wonder.
Which claims were true, false or pieces of both? Because professional politicians blend fact and fiction to lift their campaigns. When CNN's best investigators failed to pop their swollen suppositions or unravel their interweaving lines, how could plain people hope to understand? So some of us made childlike decisions: which guy is promising the best candy?
Actors, models and talent for Christ: What should we do when corrupt leaders woo and flatter us to get our votes? When they tell us delightful visions and then renege on their promises?
Should we complain of their unfairness? Because God allows their election. Possibly because we deserve it. Surely because He has a good plan to advance the purposes of Christ, although we might not comprehend it. But consider a sobering thought: Protesting governmental leaders is protesting the Lord's appointees.
Therefore, thank God without exception for the current kings of Hollywood and the confusing heads of nations. Trust your Father, His Son and Spirit. Only They consistently talk straight. Your job is to carry His Good News, pray for all the confusion to lift and make good bolder through media.
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Judgment series.