We feel awful. We see our hearts filling with shame and regret. Something warm and stinky has found its way into the whirling blades of fan, one that hangs above our heads. How did this happen? How could we have been so foolish?
Why is the USA going off the tracks, cartwheeling to disaster, falling flat on its face, going broke, shooting itself in the foot, …..? Consider what it means to make the state — our government — our idol, to worship our grand and glorious leaders instead of God. God is the Creator. Compared to God, what are Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, or Nancy Pelosi? God can answer our prayers, but Biden, Harris, Schumer and Pelosi do not even know our names; they cannot hear our prayers. They only seem powerful.
- They can tax us.
- They can spend our money until it becomes worthless.
- They can send our soldiers to war.
- They can bring our soldiers home from war.
- They can send us to jail.
- They can let us out of jail.
- They can run our schools.
- They can ruin our schools.
- They can order the construction of roads, bridges, mass transit systems, space ships, and so forth.
- They can allow our infrastructure to decay from lack of maintenance.
- They can rule with benign neglect, focusing just upon those things they need to do.
- They can ruin everything they touch.
- They can demand our worship.
- They can modestly decline our worship.
They can do so many things, but they cannot be God. We can only pretend that they are gods.
Our great and glorious leaders are not especially wise. They do not know how to make us perfect. Like ourselves, they are only small creatures. They can make grandiose promises, and we can invest our dreams in their empty promises, but they are only human beings. Because all they can do is order us about, Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, or Nancy Pelosi cannot do for us anything for us that we cannot do for ourselves. Have they ever given us anything we did not first give them?
Only God can hear and answer our prayers. Only God can make us perfect. Only God can do all things. Only God is worthy of our worship, and we are so unworthy. We can only give back to God that which He first gave us.
So, why do we believe politicians when they make promises that they can never keep? We are insane.
Insanity Is Doing the Same Thing Over and Over Again and Expecting Different Resultshttps://quoteinvestigator.com/2017/03/23/same/
What drives us to behave insanely? Fear!
Imagine! Remember one of the scariest movie scenes.
The heroine has grabbed onto a log. More and more rapidly she floats towards the precipice of a large waterfall.
In a mere moment it will be too late. Our heroine and her log will careen into the abyss. That will be our heroine’s end, but, suddenly, the hero reaches out, and he pulls her out of the water. The music changes, we are relieved. Our heroine is safe.
Is the hero a god? No. The hero has only delayed the inevitable. Some day our heroine will die, but don’t we idolize movie stars?
Are Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, or Nancy Pelosi gods? Should we call them heroes? Is there any truth in their promises? Will giving them all the power they crave save us from even a momentary disaster? Can Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Chuck Schumer, or Nancy Pelosi keep us forever from death? Should we trust politicians who promise to end cancer, poverty, fix the weather, eradicate a flu-like disease (COVID-19), bring world peace, make the “rich” pay for everything, and so forth? Should we trust politicians who promise to give us “rights” to food, clothing, shelter, a free education, healthcare, a good job, vacations, retirement, and so forth?
Have such politicians ever delivered on their endless promises?
What is the alternative?
Do you want to end the insanity? Instead of deifying mere men and women, trust in the Lord. Instead of fearing man, fear the Lord.