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James 3:16 - Post Election Pity Party

posted Nov 13, 2012, 1:44 PM by David G   [ updated Nov 13, 2012, 1:48 PM ]
"For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there." Ja. 3:16

A week ago Wednesday evening (Nov 7th) at my regular church the Pastor elected to suspend the scheduled bible study in favor of having a post-election prayer meeting.   "To heal broken hearts, to bind up wounded ... to reassure hopelessness."

The usual scriptures were quoted and exposited:

"If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves ..."

Somehow it's not enough to come together after the fact, seeking the Lord in the midst of the pangs of disappointment -- Heavens!  How wrong can we be?   Aren't we wiser, more mature?  Are we really full of sadness and self-seeking of salves in political disappointment?!   

Pity party.  

Two things:  God's people should pray like this everyday, not just after suffering a depravation.   And what a disappointment to miss the opportunity to CELEBRATE Gods miracle -- His righteous anointment of a new leader.

We have been told that Voting is a God-given right.  What if it's not?   Self-determinism ...  Government that lies in direct opposition to what the Lord will operate in the Kingdom of Heaven?  Democracy is, at it's root, wealth-driven.  

"A Kingdom divided against itself cannot stand."  

Is the vote a worldly artifact of men grooming their circumstances to suit themselves?  All of this has been said before.  Yet, in terms of qualities -- there's little question of the success of a Western model of government (at least in the past couple of hundred years.)

But does that limited record of achievement infer that things won't be different?  Do Christians really think we'll have the vote in the Kingdom?  Or will those in the Kingdom rejoice over the instructions and appointments of their King?  Will we have an opinion then?  

Does this say anything about having an opinion now?