Just Follow Scripture

Perhaps it's just me, but I don't think so. We hear so many different things out of our political arena and those who protest and otherwise feel the need to contribute their two cents. Not saying that is bad, necessarily, although most of the time the yelling and screaming is more detrimental than helpful.

The point I'm trying to get to is that so many of the things they claim to want, like peace, love, anti-bigotry, fairness, putting an end to hatred, social justice, help to those needing help (social services if you prefer), cooperation, a better life, etc., are all good things. In fact, both sides claim they want these qualities in our society, yet they are so opposite in their pursuit of them that they can't agree at all on how to accomplish them. They fight and object to each other's efforts to accomplish anything and they stay totally divided even on the things they would otherwise agree on.

So the question is, how will anybody achieve these things as long as either side opposes every effort at reform from the other side, simply because it's the other side's plan?

Answer: Follow scripture. Live for Jesus. Accept God and the Grace He offers. Obey His commands, and guess what, the things listed above are taken care of. Yet, nobody, and I mean nobody in politics appears willing to look to God for the answers. I ask "why", and I don't have the answer.

People need the Lord. Broken dreams are mended. God opens the door to a good life, where people love each other, get along, help each other, refuse to harm each other, and cooperate even if they can't totally agree on every little aspect. Yet with every year of politics comes an even greater push to move God further away, not draw Him closer. The things they claim to want are biblical ideas and teachings, they have been from the beginning, yet they refuse to use biblical principles to gain them.

How do we get this message across? How can we get our nation facing God once again?

Please be a prayer warrior regarding this. If there is one thing that we can be assured of it's that "The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective." (James 5:16) We can't see God's big picture, but we can pray diligently that He will make this a part of it.