Sometimes God operates in funny ways. If you’ve followed me for very long, you know that I won’t take sides on the Calvinism/Arminianism debate. God is sovereign, but we also make choices. How those two work together are a mystery to me beyond understanding. I think it’s supposed to be that way, honestly.
So what does that have to do with politics? Or King Rehoboam?
Read 1 Kings 12. Rehoboam made a terrible decision. So bad, that anyone with hindsight can see it. How did the son of the man who penned most of Proverbs make such a terrible decision? Simply put, God made him do it.
Rehoboam was in over his head just for being in the middle of leading Israel. And that is where most American politicians find themselves today. They aren’t the all-powerful men and women who act as thought they wield total control over our nation. No, they are pawns in God’s chess match.
He calls the shots, and they fall in line. Whether they know it or not.
The takeaway from this is that our nation’s direction is not at the whim of our politicians. It is actually firmly within the reach of the church. God will respond to His people if they will humble themselves and pray. He will respond by giving us leaders who will direct our nation back into righteousness, but it must start with the church.
Have a listen today and leave your thoughts in the comments.