My Bible Blog: Genesis 21:22-34

While Hagar and Ishmael were wandering in the wilderness of Beersheba, Abraham and King Abimelech were having their own squabbles. Apparently, unbeknownst to him, Abimelech’s men had seized Abraham’s well. They worked out their differences, however, and made a covenant with each other at Beersheeba. Abraham planted a Tamarisk tree to mark the spot and then called on the name of the Lord.

Abraham often called on the name of the Lord, have you noticed? Obviously he wasn’t perfect, but God sought him out and made him a great leader. Abraham was a sinner, just like Adam, just like Eve, just like Sarah, Hagar, and Ishmael, but God was with them all and chose Abraham to be the father of many nations, in spite of his imperfections.

Also, Abraham and Abimelech worked out their differences. Does that sound familiar? Not today it doesn’t. There was a time not so long ago, in which Republicans and Democrats were not all that different. Boy, have times changed, and rapidly. I’m not sure there is a way to work out those differences anymore. The rift is so wide now. Where we once fought over taxes, we now fight over the shedding of innocent blood. It’s become impossible to form a compromise when the fight is over life and death.

Someone once asked, how can Christians be attributed to one political party over another? I think that at one time, Christians were probably spread out over both parties, but now the option seems so clear. Christians need to look closely at each political party and choose the one that best fits God’s commandments. It is our duty.

I’m not here to tell you how to vote. I’m asking you to vote for the side that promotes life over choice, law and order over violence, and dependence on God over government. As Christians, we cannot vote for those who consistently condone actions that are against biblical principles.

Don’t be uninformed, and don’t just listen to the same news media outlet. Do your homework, hear both sides, then choose the principles of good over evil. Our country depends on it, and we will each one day answer to God for the decisions we make. One more thing, before you judge the personality traits of a man, remember the imperfect men God loved and chose to be great leaders.

Published by walkrlane

Christian blogger and author

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