Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 146:3 & 4, where we read these words:
"Do not put your trust in princes, nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. His spirit departs, he returns to his earth; in that very day his plans perish."
This is a good word for us today, is it not? We Christians should not get too worked-up over politics, or political affairs--since there is no ultimacy in human rule, or permanency of nations. In the end, it all works out for the church's good, and the glory of God.
Let all true Christians trust in the Lord; let us pray; and let us act re-sponsibly. Our political enemies may seem strong to us--but it is our flesh that is our biggest concern. Let us not sacrifice our character for anything.
[Puritan quote of the day: "The new nature which is in sincere believ-ers inclines them unto action suitable to that nature; sloth is exceed-ingly opposite unto religion." --Nathaniel Vincent, in, "A Discourse concerning Love"]