When I refer to unraveling real life, politics has got to be included although I’m not going to harp on this subject. There’s enough harping on it already! When I think of politics though, I always like to “Remember the Alamo!” These men fought to the end. They never gave up and they never quit! They all died fighting for their cause. These men died trying to keep their independence.
Another group of people we’re familiar with also wanted their independence, this time from God. It was the Israelites. God had been the Israelites king as well as providing everything else but there came a time when they wanted to choose for themselves. They wanted independence like the other countries. They wanted a king other than God. 1 Samuel 8.
It wasn’t the king that God was displeased with but the people, the Israelites, wanting one other than Him. 1 Samuel 8:7, “And the Lord said to Samuel, “Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them.” God has given us the choice to pick our king, so to say, or President.
Do you think it’s our choice of Presidents that God may be frowning on or us as the people? How do our actions now compare to the Israelites then? Who are we rejecting?
Titus 3:1-2, “Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for any honest work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all men.”
Our independence, our cause, our “Remember the Alamo” should be what Titus is telling us, explaining to us, and encouraging us to do to our very end. God says to obey our authority as we should obey Him. Unraveling real life is about hearing what we need to hear. What are the politics in your life? Where do you need to let go and let God?
As we celebrate Labor Day, let’s remember what we’re celebrating. This is a day set aside to pay tribute to all workers for their labor, whatever job that may be, that has added to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. And as we celebrate, let’s remember the one who makes everything possible, God!