Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Though My World May Fall...

  As I watched the results of the election results last night I had an uneasy feeling in my stomach. Granted, it was probably the results of the Chimichangas that I had eaten for dinner, I still felt concerned for the nation and the people in which dwell within its boarders. Having been in church nearly every week for the past twelve years or so, I have heard dozens of sermons and lots of various praise and worship songs. As I was praying for God's will to be done, and that He put whomever He sees fit into office to fulfill His purpose, A song popped in my head that I haven't heard in a while.

The lyrics are simple enough:

Jesus, Lover of my soul,
Jesus, I will never let you go
You’ve taken me from the miry clay
You've set my feet upon the Rock, and now i know

I love you, I need you,
Though my world may fall, I’ll never let you go
My Saviour, my closest friend,
I will worship you until the very end

The part that was stuck in my mind was the  "though my world may fall"
Now I'm not going to go off leaning to any political side, because this blog is about the Biblical side and not secular. however, I saw in the previous election something that I am seeing now.
An impending sense of dread and fear. Believers and non-believers alike  have unified in either their misplaced hope or overwhelming disgust.

Why are we so easily shaken ?
Why are we so easily scared ?

Do we put our faith and Hope in the God who authority comes from and pray for our leaders?
Or do we slander them and curse them and thus rebel against God's plan?

Consider David:

1Now when David had passed a little beyond the summit, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him with a couple of saddled donkeys, and on them were two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred clusters of raisins, a hundred summer fruits, and a jug of wine. The king said to Ziba, “Why do you have these?” And Ziba said, “The donkeys are for the king’s household to ride, and the bread and summer fruit for the young men to eat, and the wine, for whoever is faint in the wilderness to drink.” Then the king said, “And where is your master’s son?” And Ziba said to the king, “Behold, he is staying in Jerusalem, for he said, ‘Today the house of Israel will restore the kingdom of my father to me.’” So the king said to Ziba, “Behold, all that belongs to Mephibosheth is yours.” And Ziba said, “I prostrate myself; let me find favor in your sight, O my lord, the king!”

When King David came to Bahurim, behold, there came out from there a man of the family of the house of Saul whose name was Shimei, the son of Gera; he came out cursing continually as he came. He threw stones at David and at all the servants of King David; and all the people and all the mighty men were at his right hand and at his left. Thus Shimei said when he cursed, “Get out, get out, you man of bloodshed, and worthless fellow! The Lord has returned upon you all the bloodshed of the house of Saul, in whose place you have reigned; and the Lord has given the kingdom into the hand of your son Absalom. And behold, you are taken in your own evil, for you are a man of bloodshed!”
Then Abishai the son of Zeruiah said to the king, “Why should this dead dog curse my lord the king? Let me go over now and cut off his head.” 10 But the king said, “What have I to do with you, O sons of Zeruiah? If he curses, and if the Lord has told him, ‘Curse David,’ then who shall say, ‘Why have you done so?’”

If God puts people in place for to bless a nation, or curse them... then who are we to fight that? Does not God do what is right in His own sight? In my own life I have had to look at my heart and repent for my rebellion against God, His wisdom, and His authority.

I believe that David really knew this concept of "though my world may fall, I will never let you go"

1 samuel 2
“The Lord makes poor and rich;
He brings low, He also exalts.
“He raises the poor from the dust,
He lifts the needy from the ash heap
To make them sit with nobles,
And inherit a seat of honor;
For the pillars of the earth are the Lord’s,
And He set the world on them.
“He keeps the feet of His godly ones,
But the wicked ones are silenced in darkness;
For not by might shall a man prevail.

Not by might shall a man prevail. 

Where is your security? Where is your foundation? If we place our trust in things other than the God of Abraham Isaac and Jacob, we are going to be devastated when ruin befalls us.

Do we elect Christ and his policy to usher in prosperity and peace in our lives, or do we rebel as was done in the book of 1 Samuel 8

19 Nevertheless, the people refused to listen to the voice of Samuel, and they said, “No, but there shall be a king over us, 20 that we also may be like all the nations, that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.”

Though my world may fall...    

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