This election has many Americans reeling. I’m sitting back and taking it all in. I’m viewing the candidates, the people fighting for their champion to sit in the oval office, the news coverage; just everything. To say that this is an unusual election is quite the understatement.
People are clamoring to make their electoral candidate the next president and I just shake my head and wonder how many are fighting just as hard to make God a priority in their life. And, in case you think I’m just picking on this circus of an election you are wrong. It was just a great place to start. The fact of the matter is, people everyday are choosing other things and clamoring for other people over God. They are choosing Saul in a sense and rejecting God.
In 1 Samuel 8, God’s people wanted to more like the nations surrounding them rather than the separate, chosen vessels they were as His. They demanded a king to reign over them (vs. 5) and God recognized it for what it was: “They have rejected me, that I should not reign over them,” (vs. 7).
What is there that we want more than God? That’s a tough question that most people will answer “absolutely nothing!” And, rightfully so. No one wants to accused of rejecting God. Yet, in our daily lives do we really prioritize God as our number one? Do we give Him the status in our lives and daily decisions that we should or do we allow other things and people to have the reign?
Is there a Saul among us? When we peel back the layers of our lives do we find God at the center of all we do and who we are? If we can’t answer yes to that question than we need to reevaluate the priority we have placed on God.
God is pulling for the hearts of His people but are His people pulling for Him?
Father God, Help us to be more aware of You everyday and in every way. Amen.
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