Tuesday, July 12, 2022

Pastor's Ponderings, July 12, 2022

Let Us Choose The Lord’s Side

Kara Voght and Tim Dickinson wrote an article in the July 6, 2022, Rolling Stone Magazine entitled, “SCOTUS Justices ‘Prayed With’ Her — Then Cited Her Bosses to End Roe.” The article went on to say that “A right-wing evangelical activist was caught on tape bragging that she prayed with Supreme Court justices. The court’s majority cited a legal brief that her group filed while overturning Roe v. Wade.” In addition, leading political thinkers predict the current administration will lose control of the Congress and local state governments. 


Despite the highly partisan nature of current politics, the main question that should be asked is, “Who is on the Lord’s side?”  When Moses saw that the children of Israel were running wild and out of control, he said, “Whoever is for the Lord, come to me.” (Exodus 32:25, 26).  It did not matter who their families were, their political orientation, or social standing, there was only one side that was important, the Lord’s side.


As we make our decisions about voting, we must ask God for His wisdom in the voting booth.  The smoothest talker, the most impressive ads, or the greatest persuader may not be the right person for the job.  Today more than ever, we must seek, not man’s opinions, but God’s wisdom. He knows the future and the past and he knows who will bless the country and who will hurt it.  The nation is blessed when righteous are in charge but despair when the wicked rule (Proverbs 29:2).  Let us prayer for our current and future leaders so that we may lead peaceful lives (1 Timothy 2:1, 2).


Exodus 32:25, 26

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25 Moses saw that the people were running wild and that Aaron had let them get out of control and so become a laughingstock to their enemies. 

26 So he stood at the entrance to the camp and said, “Whoever is for the Lord, come to me.” And all the Levites rallied to him.


Proverbs 29:2

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2 When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.


1 Timothy 2:1, 2

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1 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— 
2 for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.








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