Sung to Nat King Cole’s “Unforgettable”
Unimpeachable, that’s what you are
Unimpeachable, though near or far
Like a tweet so brash that sings to me
How your arrogance does things to me
Never before has someone been more
Unimpeachable in every way
And forever more, that’s how you’ll stay
That’s why, Donald, unbelievable
That someone so unimpeachable
Thinks that I am unimpeachable too
—Glenn W. Harrell
If the scriptures are true that
“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before stumbling.” Proverbs 16:18
We can expect that President Trump may well have that Humpty Dumpty moment and possibly one that can’t be put back together again.
Each of our Presidents make stellar contributions AND they fumble the ball as well. The ones who recover are the ones who understand the role of humility in life and human leadership.
Christians are told to pray for their leaders in government, whether they be Christ-followers or not.
“First of all, I ask you to pray for everyone. Ask God to help and bless them all, and tell God how thankful you are for each of them. Pray for kings and others in power, so that we may live quiet and peaceful lives as we worship and honor God. This kind of prayer is good, and it pleases God our Savior. God wants everyone to be saved and to know the whole truth, which is, there is only one God, and Christ Jesus is the only one who can bring us to God. Jesus was truly human, and he gave himself to rescue all of us. God showed us this at the right time.”
I Timothy 2:1-6 CEV
President Trump, a secular humanist, has made friends with professing Christians and has championed many of the Evangelical Christian causes like abortion and the sanctity of marriage as between one man and one woman. To the extent that he personally believes in the Judeo Christian way as right and good and the extent to which he knows that these people hold his office in their hands with votes, we do not know completely.
Our prayer therefore is:
1- That Christians not gloss over and sanctify the presidents (all politicians) shortcomings.
2- That Christians and non Christians alike not expect the President to act like a Christian without his becoming one first. Repentance, something he denies needing, is a prerequisite from Christ Himself to knowing Him.
3- That the President will come to know Jesus Christ personally in repentance and confession.“God wants everyone to be saved and to know the whole truth”, including our politicians.
4- “That WE may live quiet and peaceful lives as we worship and honor God.”
5- “Ask God to help and bless them all, and tell God how thankful you are for each of them.”