Why we shouldn't vote for Trump - in just one passage of Scripture:
Like snow in summer or rain in harvest,
Now you might be wondering what I'm getting at: What does this have to do with Donald Trump? How can we consider someone so successfully "rich, powerful, and intelligent" to be a fool?
The thing is, according to the Scripture, he's worse off than a fool. Read the above text again to see the full force of the very next verse (the single passage that explains why we should not vote for Donald Trump).
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?
Notice that the above proverbs are not only directed against fools but also against those who encounter them improperly. We are not to trust a fool, not to give honor to a fool, not to hire a fool...etc. And so what of the man who is wise in his own eyes - the epitome of Donald Trump?
There is more hope for a fool than for him!
So how much less should we trust, honor, and/or hire someone like that? And to be the presiding governor of our nation no less!
A man of character, who is steadfast and faithful (Prv. 20:28) and interested in God's standards of justice (Prv. 29:4; cf. Ps. 2:10-12) should be a nation's presiding governor.
Character like that only comes through humility - a humble, teachable heart. The very beginning of Proverbs says that "The fear of the Lord" (so, humility is a requirement) "is the beginning of knowledge," while fools despise His instruction (Prv. 1:7).
Yet evangelicals are lining up to endorse (honor) and vote for (hire) Donald Trump, one who is worse off than a fool? Meanwhile, "God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble" (1 Pet. 5:5; Jas. 4:6; cf. Prv. 3:34). Perhaps we should consider these things before we cast our vote for a seemingly "strong, powerful, and successful" candidate...
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