Good Morning October 4

In a large sense, it rally doesn’t matter who won last night’s presidential debate, or ultimately the election. We are set on a course that is not good. Toward the end of the time of the Old Testament Judges, the people came to Samuel asking him to “give us a king to lead us, such as all the other nations have.”(I Samuel 8:4) The Judges were God’s chose and anointed leaders. Asking for a king so they could be like all the other nations was wrong. God’s people were not to be like all the other nations. But God instructed Samuel to “Listen to all that the people are saying to you; it is not you they have rejected, but they have rejected me as their king.”(vs.7) America is not the new Israel, but the principles are the same. The more the Lord is rejected from being the center of the life of a people, the more their own foolish ways lead them in wrong and destructive paths. Regardless of what our electoral system does in expressing the will of the people, the Lord is our true hope. He remains King forever. “The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations.Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD…”(Psalm 33:10-12)