Saturday 26 November 2022
Bow Before The Son
I spoke at a political Christian conference today. It's not something I would have done two years ago, but the massive overreach of the government into peoples lives in the last two years has driven many people like myself to the conclusion that good people need to get involved in the process at some level.
You can't leave it all to the pagans and complain when they rule like pagans. My message was simple: the government needs Christians who fear God alone and not man. But we should never forget, still, how God looks down on human machinations for power:
"1 Why do the nations rage
and the peoples plot in vain?
2 The kings of the earth set themselves,
and the rulers take counsel together,
against the Lord and against his Anointed, saying,
3 “Let us burst their bonds apart
and cast away their cords from us.”
4 He who sits in the heavens laughs;
the Lord holds them in derision.
5 Then he will speak to them in his wrath,
and terrify them in his fury, saying,
6 “As for me, I have set my King
on Zion, my holy hill.”
7 I will tell of the decree:
The Lord said to me, “You are my Son;
today I have begotten you.
8 Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage,
and the ends of the earth your possession.
9 You shall break them with a rod of iron
and dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel.”
10 Now therefore, O kings, be wise;
be warned, O rulers of the earth.
11 Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him" (Psalm 2).
Ultimately our meagre efforts will not defeat evil. That will not happen until the son returns and establishes his father's kingdom.
Our Father who art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Until then let's just do our part to see his will done on earth, as we can in our homes, workplaces, and society, according to our abilities. And do all we can to point people to Jesus, the King, who is coming one day soon.