Pushing Forward

Well, here we are nine days into the New Year. Many are saying they’ve used their trial subscription  for 2021 and have decided not to renew their enrollment. I can’t say I blame them.

What a week.

What should have been a peaceful verification of the electoral college votes in Washington D.C. turned into a third-world brand of uprising. Thousands came to show their loyalty to the incumbent. They were upbeat, enthusiastic, and nonviolent.

But a group of paid thugs decided to invade their ranks and proceeded to create chaos by storming the capitol and bringing terror into the congressional chambers. Eye witnesses on the scene said the pro-president group was not responsible for the insurgency. What remains in the sad aftermath are the lost lives of two people who got caught in the unrest.

Who do you blame? If you are an ardent fan of CBS, CBS, or CNN, then I know what your answer is.  But if you are one of those with friends who made the trip cross-country then you have a different perspective.

What hasn’t changed is God on His throne.

He puts men in authority. In Romans 13:1 the Bible says,  “Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God.” Consequently whoever resists authority is opposing what God has set in place, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves.”

In Daniel 2:21  we read, “He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.”

In the coming weeks we may well see more of what we witnessed this past week. In fact even today things that none of us would ever have believed could happen are happening. Many of us will take sides. But the constant that will stand through it all is what God’s, not man’s, final will is. Our opinions will no longer matter.

Thank God for His sovereign authority.

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