Tuesday, January 9th, 2018
It is 2018 and that means it is a big election year. In addition, after Sunday night’s Golden Globe Awards, there was much speculation about a potential presidential run by Oprah Winfrey against President Trump in a few years. In this highly energized political climate, emotions run high. When our emotions overtake our better judgement, we make decisions we later regret. It is a matter of inverted priorities – what we want now blinding us from what we really want in life. The same can happen in highly politicized times, when a political goal suddenly becomes the most important thing in our lives – thereby, unseating Jesus from His rightful place. Psalm 146 is a wonderful reminder of God’s rightful place in our lives, especially because it specifically calls us not to place our trust “in princes” or other powerful people. Read it today, and make the decision to support God over political party.
“Praise the Lord! Praise the Lord, O my soul! 2 I will praise the Lord as long as I live; I will sing praises to my God while I have my being.
3 Put not your trust in princes, in a son of man, in whom there is no salvation. 4 When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.
5 Blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the Lord his God, 6 who made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, who keeps faith forever; 7 who executes justice for the oppressed, who gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets the prisoners free; 8 the Lord opens the eyes of the blind. The Lord lifts up those who are bowed down; the Lord loves the righteous. 9 The Lord watches over the sojourners; he upholds the widow and the fatherless, but the way of the wicked he brings to ruin.
10 The Lord will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the Lord!” – Psalm 146