Saturday, October 31 2020 Devotional

"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. They collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright."

‭‭Psalm‬ ‭20:7-8‬

As we anticipate the elections, which come, appropriately, right after All Saints’ Day, think about these words.

Pray for our government.

Pray for good and Godly leaders.

Pray for justice and righteousness to prevail in our courts.

Pray for an end to the epidemic that rages and for an end to the much worse plague of legalized abortion.

Pray for God’s will to be done in these elections.

But keep your eyes on God. Don’t put your faith in a party or a candidate; trust always and only in the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. "The arm of flesh will fail you."

Whoever wins this election, we will pray for him, honor him and expect God to use him as His servant for our good, whether he understands this or not.

And with all the saints of years past we will remember that, come what may, we are called to be faithful to Jesus above all. We will obey God rather than men if it comes to that, and we will live with the consequences, knowing that whatever happens, in the end we will win. Ultimately, we know from God’s Word that "they collapse and fall, but we rise and stand upright."  Meanwhile, as Martin Luther used to say, “God gives to each people the government they deserve.”

Lord, give us good and godly governors, legislators and judges. Bring the revival we need so that we become once again a people that You are able to bless. Start with me, Lord; make me the kind of God-fearing citizen You can use for your glory; You are the Lord of this nation, and all the nations. Amen.

Pastor Dan Giles

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