America’s Saul Election

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and praying since Tuesday night, and I’ve come to the conclusion that the closest parallel to what’s happening in America right now is something that happened to Israel in the Bible.

The story starts in 1 Samuel 8, when the Israelites demand not to be led by God, but by an earthly king. Samuel takes this request to God, and God replies with a series of warnings about what kind of king they would have. They said, in essence, we don’t care, we want what we want and we want it now!

So, God let the people pick their king. They picked Saul, solely on his public appearance, not what was in his heart. And if you’ve read your Bible you know what kind of a king he was.

We have just elected a reality TV “star” based only on his recent public statements. Every time his older statements — like saying that Hillary would make a great President — they are brushed aside. Yet those are a valuable insight into the man.

Also troubling is his immediate call for a $1 trillion — yes, that’s trillion with a “T” — porkulus package. We know these “stimulus” things never work, Obama tried one and it was a huge flop. But Trump seems to think that he can do it better. That’s the mindset of the people who want to keep trying socialism over and over despite it’s many failings… they just think it hasn’t worked because they weren’t in charge.

I fear for my nation. I can only trust that God has a plan.

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