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Thursday, November 15, 2012

My Own Thoughts

I know that everyone has their own two cents to add about either their disappointment or enthusiasm with how the election turned out.  Since most of you probably know my political views anyway, I won't bother hiding the fact that I certainly didn't come out a winner last Tuesday night.  A lot has been said since then and much bigger scandals have come into the news as to overshadow what seems to have happened months ago, but really only happened ten days ago.

I was reading Deuteronomy 32 in my time with the Lord this morning.  It was about how the Lord chose His people as His inheritance, but as Israel rebelled against God, He chose to use other ungodly nations to punish them.  Those nations thought that they had secured the ultimate victory and that their god was behind their triumph.  However, God reminds the Israelites that while He might use their enemies to bring them to repentance, their enemies would certainly not have the final victory.

While we might be disappointed as Christ followers in the moral and spiritual direction our country is headed, I think it's so important to remember that while our "enemies" (really the devil) may have had a short-term victory, the Lord will ultimately take vengeance.  We will have victory.  Victory comes in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and for those who have chosen to follow Him, our victory is for ETERNITY!  Their victory is temporary.

"...that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures...(1 Cor.15:3-4)...Therefore, my dear brothers, stand firm.  Let nothing move you.  Always give yourselves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain." (1Cor. 15:58)

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