There are a great number of Christians who find themselves not really knowing what to think about Barack Obama being the next President of the United States. And it is not because they believe Obama is a Muslim. It is because they believe that Obama does not value the life of an unborn child. I read Randy Alcorn’s blog this morning and he provides some much needed perspective for a good number of Christians. 1 Timothy 2:1-4 sums up what our response should be towards Barack Obama.
1 Timothy 2:1-4: I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyoneâ€”for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.
We should be praying for Barack Obama and his family. We should be praying that God gives him wisdom to make the right choices, the wisdom to be strong in the face of adversity, the wisdom to bring peace to all Americans and to the world, the wisdom to follow God in all things. We should not be cold hearted towards Barack Obama, even if we disagree adamantly with his policies toward the unborn, or with redistribution of wealth. As a Christian I believe God is sovereign and guides Kings and Rulers to be in those places of power. So, as much as I disagree with Obama, God has given him the authority to be President of the United States. Barack Obama is our next President, and as believers we need to be respectful and honoring towards him as followers of Christ.
May God Bless Barack Obama and his family and provide him the wisdom to lead the United States of America in a manner that is honoring to our Lord Jesus Christ.