Whether you are a Republican or Democrat; conservative or progressive, what is going on in Washington D.C. has got to make you sick to your stomach. As recent as 1970, our nation had virtually no debt but in the past 40 years we have amassed almost $15 trillion in debt, bringing us to the cusp of bankruptcy. And all our government officials can do is ask for permission to go further into debt.
Both parties—Republican and Democratic leaders—lack the courage to do what is right and drastically reduce spending. So how did we get here? Well it started in the 1960s with President Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society”—a plan to end poverty and provide a safety net for Americans. Well sadly all that has accomplished is to turn us into a nation of people who think we are entitled to anything we think we need. We are seeing third and fourth generations of welfare families and an entire nation of whiners who look to the government to provide for us.
And all the time Republicans blame Democrats and Democrats blame Republicans. But the fact is Washington D.C. is a cesspool and whenever well intentioned people go there to clean things up, they usually get sucked in to the desire for power and wealth—and they usually become part of the problem.
OK, I’m done ranting—so you might be asking “What does this have to do with us as Christians and our walk with God?” A lot. It comes down to a simple question: Who do we trust for our future? The government that controls our lives financially and socially more each day? Or God? When the financial crisis hits us hard—and it will—will we turn to the government or to God?
Look at Matthew 6:24. Jesus says: “No man can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money.”
Well Christians in America may very soon be in a position where they will choose which master they will love—and which they will hate. So be in God’s Word, praying continually. Dedicate yourselves to serving only God and trusting in Him no matter our circumstances. Very tough times might be just around the corner. And the faith we claim in Jesus will be put to the test. Choose this day who you will worship and trust—man or God.
- Trust in God Will Always Trump Trust in Man (pastorcoleman.wordpress.com)