Wednesday, November 08, 2006

A Time of Peace

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven....A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak. A time to love, and a time to hate. A time of war, and a time of peace." Ecclesiastes Chapter 3

Today is a day like every other day, a day when the universe is designed to test us. The easy thing to do and the right thing to do are seldom the same thing. For the sake of our own souls and our God who has saved us, let's determine to do the right thing.

Congratulations to those who have been elected to public office last night. Even to those I opposed I say congratulations. That includes Mike Beebe, Bill Halter, Dustin McDaniel, and Charlie Daniels on the Democratic side, and Mark Martin on the Republican side in the state house.

I am mindful of the admonition in Romans to "honor the King" and those sent by him. I will obey the command of the Apostle Paul in 1st Timothy to "pray for kings and governor's and those in authority". That I will do, in the hopes that prayer will not only change the situation to suit my will, but that such prayer will change me according to God's will.

All this is not to say that our swords will never cross again. Should they rule in ways that violate God's standards for civil government our duty will be to stand against those policies even as our duty today is to honor those whom God has set in office. And the honoring; that is our first duty today and likely in the future. God has given, for better or for worse, the people of Arkansas the leaders they have chosen for themselves. Congratulations to them. May they rule in wisdom, and integrity.

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

God has given, for better or for worse, the people of Arkansas the leaders they have chosen for themselves.

...unless they are the leaders Charlie Daniels has chosen for them, if you know what I mean. ;p

8:06 AM, November 08, 2006  
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4:50 PM, November 08, 2006  
Blogger Mr. Toast said...

This isn't Arkfam. Watch your language please.

4:53 PM, November 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace? bring on the impeachment hearings!!!

6:36 PM, November 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever...Jim Holt got whipped Tuesday night. And his ungracious comments in today's paper proves he has no class.

9:38 PM, November 08, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Peace? bring on the impeachment hearings!!!

You idiotic dolt! Bush hasn't done anything worthy of being impeached. Now if doing everything he can (except anything on immigration) to protect the country from another terrorist attack, which is FAR more than Slick Willie ever did, is worthy of impeachment, I'm all for it. But since that is not, I suggest you shut your liberal mouth, get a clue, get a spine, and enjoy your socialist party being in power for 2 years because I can guarantee it will end then.

5:39 PM, November 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sending 3000 of our soldiers to a slaughter vs, a hummer in the oval office. Grow a conscience and a brain.

9:07 PM, November 09, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I will thouroughly enjoy these next two years when Congress actually gets something done for the people who elected them instead of rubber stamping all the legislation to benefit corporations. End in 2 yrs.? We'll take the White house and more of Congress. Bank on it!

9:09 PM, November 09, 2006  

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