A Biblical Response to Current Events -7-24-19
And the Winner Is…
What’s Happening: “By the time this is posted, we’ll probably already know – the announcement is due in London about midday Wednesday – namely, whether London Mayor Boris Johnson or Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt (both Conservatives) will be the UK’s new Prime Minister (Theresa May, unable to successfully negotiate a trade deal with the EU for exiting Britain – hence ‘Brexit’ – recently resigned). The prevailing theory is that flamboyant Boris will prevail in the 160,000 Conservative Party vote ( https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-politics-49078864). Conservative MP Sir Michael Fallon reflected the near-universal expectancy toward Johnson when he told the BBC: ‘One of the great attractions of Boris taking over our party is that he is optimistic and ambitious.’”
Knee-Jerk Response: “That’s ‘across the pond.’ What difference does it make?”
Biblical Response: “Probably not much, though Boris Johnson promises to effect Brexit whether a trade deal is reached with the EU or not…by the October 31 deadline. Unilateral trade deals can then be made (Trump has said the US will certainly be first in line). This will have a world-market affect…and probably a good one. ‘As goes the king, so goes the kingdom’ has long been a principle that is usually in operation and this will likely be no different. Besides, it is the Lord who directs the hearts of kings anyway (Prov. 21:1). Not to say Boris Johnson or Jeremy Hunt is a king, but I’m sure this applies to all world leaders irrespective of their title (King, Prime Minister, Premiere, or whatever).
“Christians? Oh we believe in the Lord directing world events. Read Acts 17:26. Does that remove free will? Hardly. Though the Lord can sovereignly orchestrate events, He often works through our actions to effect His will (Rom. 8:28). It would be impossible for us to know the end from the beginning (eternally – Is. 46:10) and NOT let that influence our actions (temporally). We always would try to help God out.”
Here’s a Prayer You Can Pray: “Heavenly Father, help us to let go and let You…do whatever you’re going to, and use us however You like;in Jesus’ Name, amen.”
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