This is by no means an endorsement of the Donald, rather a hard look at our country and what we have become.
God always gives us what we deserve, and frankly we deserve Trump.
I am absolutely saddened and even frustrated with what I see filling up my social media newsfeed. I’m lost wondering when, why, and how we became such a dumbed down people? When did we fall victim to simply trusting and believing what we see posted online? When did we stop fact checking, and backing up our fact checking with even more cross references? How have we become a nation of people, once so eager and knowledgable to research, that now we simply repost the propaganda and lies smearing the internet? When did we grow blind and so arrogant in our blindness to yell and argue with anyone trying to lift the veil of falsehood? When did we become a nation who refuses to listen to other’s viewpoints and scoff anyone who attempts to have intelligent and thought provoked conversation?
The Bible is filled with parables warning us to watch out for false prophets, to be wary of deceptive spirits. 1 Timothy 4 is just one of the hundreds of references giving warning. Psalm 36 is another great example:
Sin whispers to the wicked, deep within their hearts. They have no fear of God at all. In their blind conceit, they cannot see how wicked they really are. Everything they say is crooked and deceitful. They refuse to act wisely or do good. They lie awake at night, hatching sinful plots. Their actions are never good. They make no attempt to turn from evil.
Have we really come so far that we are idolizing the devil in disguise? Unfortunately it appears so. Trump has spent his entire life self-focused. He idols himself, and money. His ultimate goal is to have dominion over all people. To be the most wealthy and powerful man on earth. He uses hate filled words and actions to put others down, and points fingers at everyone but himself. He is a man unable to apologize for any wrongdoing.
I see so much of what America has become in him. We have turned our backs on the true ruler and king, our Father in heaven. We have made our jobs, our finances and our popularity on social media our highest priorities. We have become filled with pride and become elaborately boastful. We will put other lands down to declare that America is the greatest country there is. Our words and news have become focused on the disparity between races, drawing deeper divides rather than summoning the human race together as one body under God. When we do wrong, we are quick to make excuses rather than owning up to our wrongdoing and ask God to help us do better, and using our wrong as a lesson to guide us moving forward.
It is because of this, that I think we deserve Trump as president. He perfectly highlights and showcases everything corrupt, evil and wrong with the American people. Maybe when our fallen sinful nature is staring us right in the face, ruining and corrupting the entire nation before God and the rest of the world, we will finally open our eyes to the filth we have become.
Lord have mercy on us; on our entire country, and please cleanse us of our immense failure to you. I know that we can be saved. We simply have to own up to our wrongs and accept Jesus as our guide in life; not money, not food, not boastfulness, not pride, and absolutely not ourselves.