What To Do About Trump?
I have been thinking a lot in the past few days while watching people on a pounding on President Trump for his latest faux pas on a daily basis.
I was wondering how God would feel about his people getting in on this bandwagon and how He would feel if we, as Believers did the same thing as non-believers. I will start with this:
13 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong. Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God’s servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God’s servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience.
6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor.
I have been mulling over this all weekend and I believe we are to respect the authority that Mr. Trump has been given, by God. Acknowledge the Office of the Presidency.
That does not mean we cannot disagree with his policies or some actions and if you disagree certainly have your say but it is not what you say , but how you say it that makes the difference.
As someone once told me “The tone makes the music.”
In Matthew 5 Jesus says this:
You have heard that it was said by the ancients, “You shall not murder,” and “whoever murders shall be in danger of the judgment.” But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, “Raca,” shall be in danger of the Sanhedrin. But whoever says, “You fool,” shall be in danger of hell fire.
His person and his actions should not be equated. We also not be brought down to the level of name calling I have seen from both the right and the left.
David saw this as he stood over Saul who was hunting him down like a madman. He didnt agree with Saul’s policies however would not kill him.
“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. it is He who changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings” (Dan. 2:20-21a)
If we, as believers, believe that Donald Trump was placed in power by God for a time, we need to be very careful not to make personal attacks on him or his family whether verbally or threats of physical harm.
Pray for him and his policies. All of your yelling and arguing on Social Media will not make a difference.