Psalm 118:6-9 “God is on Our Side, Have No Fear.”

Psalm 118:6-9 (NKJV)

“The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord is for me among those who help me; therefore I shall see my desire on those that hate me. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.”

Reflection:

Regardless of who is the President of the United States, we all answer to a much higher authority than the people we elect into public office. If our public offices fail us, we can always rely upon our highest authority, our Creator. All are subject to the forces of God and His Creation as well as His judgment.

Where there is bigotry, racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, or any other so-called “phobia” that leads to violence and hatred and discrimination, know that God will hold those responsible to account for their actions, words, thoughts and deeds. Know that God will always stand on the side of justice, fairness, peace, love, kindness, equality, and forgiveness. You can always rely on God whenever the leadership of men is in doubt. When in doubt, know that God oversees a much greater kingdom than our own nations and nation-states. In that kingdom, there is no war or strife. There is no divisiveness or reason to be afraid in the kingdom of heaven. There is no racism, sexism, misogyny, bigotry, discrimination, or violence fueled by antagonistic rhetoric or politics or ideology in heaven.

And it is by the grace of God alone through faith in Jesus Christ that we are admitted into heaven– no electoral college or popular votes required. No debates needed. God’s love for us and Jesus’ invitation to us is by unanimous consent.

 

 

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About Rachel Conlin McLeod

Transgender activist, Christian at First Baptist Church in Willimantic, Connecticut. B.A. in History and Social Sciences, B.A. in Sociology Freelance writer, tutor, research assistant Loves hockey, ballet, women's gymnastics, and Bible studies.
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