This comes from my pastor’s sermon this morning. Speaking about Psalm 139, specifically verses 19-22, he points out that David talks about the enemies of God, but notes that David doesn’t insist on fixing what he sees as a problem himself. Rather, he turns it over to God.
I think in politics today we have a lot of people — too many people, probably — who believe if we could just get the right person in the Oval Office, or the right person in the Attorney General’s office, or the right person in whatever place, they’d be able to fix everything. Unfortunately, that’s not the way God planned it.
We see in the story of Abraham how disastrously wrong things can go when humans try to fix things. To recap the story, Sarah was barren, yet God had promised Abraham a son. So Sarah had the bright idea of Abraham sleeping with her servant, to give him a son. It worked, and Ishmael was born. Ishmael went on to be the father of the Arab nations, where Islam was developed.
Let us each quit looking for a secular savior and instead look to the One True Savior, whose name is Jesus.