DATE: July 7, 2019
TEXT:. 1 Corinthians 1:25 - ESV - For the foolishness of God is wiser than men, and the weakness of God is stronger than men.
The election for the Presidency of the United States is still over a year away and there are some people who have decided they would like the job.
Soon there will be a whole host of men and women who feel they are the single person most qualified to lead the most powerful nation this world has ever seen. You may note that my name has not yet appeared on the list of candidates from the Democratic Party, the Republican Party or any other Party.
Beyond the very obvious fact that I am singularly unqualified for the position of President there are any number of reasons for this omission.
For example, I don’t want to be President.
One of the biggest reasons I don’t want to be President is that I think it would be very hard to please all of the people all of the time.
Pleasing people is really the name of the game, you know.
If you want to get elected you have to tell as many people as possible what they want to hear, and, at the same time avoid insulting and upsetting everyone else. That’s hard to do. Understand, I’m not saying any political candidate would ever lie; I’m just suggesting it’s hard to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth – to everybody all the time.
Nope, I don’t want to be President of the United States.
Another job I want even less is God’s.
Now I know that sounds silly, but the truth is a great many people seem to think they could, if they were given the chance, do God’s job better than He does.
St. Paul is pretty clear... we do well to let the Lord be God. He has shown His wisdom and love in the sending of His Son to save us. His ongoing care and compassion accomplishes wonderful things that even the biggest government can only dream of doing. But for the Lord the impossible is child’s play and the unbelievable is God’s wonderful reality.
THE PRAYER: Dear Lord, grant that I be given confidence and faith in the Lord. Not only has He saved me through the sacrifice of His Son, He takes care of my world here and my mansions hereafter. In all circumstances may I pray, “Thy will be done.” In Jesus’ Name. Amen.