When Donald Trump started his run for office, I had trouble taking him seriously. When he proved he had chance of winning the Republican nomination, I furiously blamed the news media. It seemed to me that many in the news media promoted him because they thought Hillary Clinton would easily beat him.
When Trump won the nomination, I supported him because he was not Hillary Clinton. When Trump won the election and the presidency, I wondered what would happen next.
When Trump gave his first speech as president, I cheered. He made it clear he was there to fight for the country, and fought he has. The man has a vision. Today at the United Nations he shared it with the world.
Here is a video of Trump’s speech.
Here is the “Full transcript of Donald Trump’s speech to UN General Assembly (smh.com.aul)”.
Very few Christians voted for Trump because they thought he provided a good example of Christian values. Yet, the man does have a vision.
Proverbs 29:18 Authorized (King James) Version (AKJV)
18 Where there is no vision, the people perish:
but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.
Here is a different translation.
Proverbs 29:18 Amplified Bible (AMP)
18 Where there is no vision [no revelation of God and His word], the people are unrestrained;
But happy and blessed is he who keeps the law [of God].
Here is a passage passage from Ezekiel that illustrates the principle. Here God told the people of Israel of the disaster that was to come. Because they had waited until it was too late to give any regard to His Will, when they finally sought it, the prophets and the priests had nothing, no vision, no revelation of God and His word, to offer.
Ezekiel 7:23-27 Amplified Bible (AMP)
23 ‘Prepare the chain [for imprisonment], for the land is full of bloody crimes [murders committed under the pretense of civil justice] and the city is full of violence. 24 Therefore, I will bring the worst of the [Gentile] nations, and they will take possession of their houses [those of the people of Judah]; I will also silence their pride, and their holy places will be profaned. 25 When anguish comes, they [of Judah] shall seek peace, but there will be none. 26 Disaster will come upon disaster and rumor will be heaped on rumor; they will seek a vision from a prophet, but the law and guidance will be lost from the priest and [wise] counsel [will cease] from the elders. 27 The king [of Judah] will mourn and the prince (Zedekiah) will be clothed with [garments of] despair and anguish, and the hands of the people of the land shall tremble [in terror]. I will deal with them in accordance with their conduct, and by their judgments I will judge them. And they will know [without any doubt] that I am the Lord.’”
Like one of the prophets of old, our president has spoken bluntly to the leaders of the United Nations. He has told them we must come together to solve our security problems. He has told where we must put our hope.
Our hope is a word and [sic] world of proud, independent nations that embrace their duties, seek friendship, respect others and make common cause in the greatest shared interest of all, a future of dignity and peace for the people of this wonderful Earth.
This is the true vision of the United Nations, the ancient wish of every people and the deepest yearning that lives inside every sacred soul.
So let this be our mission and let this be our message to the world: We will fight together, sacrifice together and stand together for peace, for freedom, for justice, for family, for humanity and for the almighty God who made us all. (from here)
We may not all be Christians, but we all know that it is wrong to abuse other people. We all have God’s moral law written upon our hearts. If we (all the people of this little world) don’t pay attention to our sense of right and wrong and voluntarily do what is right, we risk destroying each other.