Tuesday, August 19, 2008

God Ordains Our Leaders

I thought it might be a good idea to post about how God ordains our leaders.

Romans 13:1 says, "Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For their is no authority except God, and those that exist have instituted by God."

God chooses who our leaders will be. Whether John McCain or Barak Obama win the upcoming election, it will be the result of God's invisible plan, and whatever happens, we must trust that it is for our good.

Romans 8:28- "And we know that for those who love God all things are worked out for good, for those who are called according to his purpose."

How it is for our good we may never know, but one thing's for sure, God knows what he is doing and he will never do anything unwise.

However, just because we know that God has it all taken care of doesn't mean that we sit back and do nothing. As Americans we have the privilege of voting for our leaders. Each of us should show responsibility by doing all we can to vote in good leaders on both the local and national levels.

For those us who are not old enough to vote, we can become involved by volunteering our time to the candidate of our choice.

6 comments:

Life Savior said...

I have met so many people who are just like, 'Well, so-and-so is pro-choice. And the other person is going to make more taxes.' Now it's good to want to choose the most god honnoring president, but we're not going to get a perfect one anytime soon. It's good to be pro-life but that doesn't mean that if both canidates are pro-choice that we shouldn't vote. You know what happens then? We get what the world wants. When we step out of a position the world steps in.

-Kole

cj said...

I totally agree, Kole

Margaret Neufeld said...

One thing I struggle with is praying for our leaders. I get so caught up in my life, my family and friends, I forget to pray on a larger scale. Maybe it's time to make that a priority in my prayer life.

beautifulgraceblog said...

It is so comforting to be able to trust that the Lord will win this election. When I pray, I pray that His will be done. Thanks CJ.

I'll second what Margaret said.

Maria Pauline

Regan said...

I agree. I dont think we should go along with the numerous single-issue voters and just let the election pass. I do believe that discretion should be used in which candidate we choose. Alongside issues such as abortion, we must look at the candidates character. Such things as honesty, integrity, straight-forwardness, and substance in leadership should be what we look for in a leader. This requires not only listening to a candidates speech, but also his actions.

Eric said...

Ha! I'm writing on Romans 13:1 also! How funny. We have basically the same view :P

RYC: Yeah, I should be posting on voting soon.

Eric