“Deliverers will go up on Mount Zion
to govern the mountains of Esau.
And the kingdom will be the Lord’s.”
—Obadiah 21 (NIV)
I work at a global company of 3,000+ employees. Yesterday, I talked with a Serbian colleague of mine about America. Petar is a pretty blunt guy when it comes to his questions. The topic of President Joe Biden’s health & age came up, and he asked me, “Are you embarrassed he is your President?”
Petar’s question genuinely made me sad. While there is plenty I disagree with our President on (and the President before him, and the President before him, and the… etc.), he is my global representative. To think this is the perception of my country, my family, of me… it made me upset.
“To be honest, Petar,” I answered, “yes. At times, it can be embarrassing to see him trip or fall or mumble.”
During my conversation with Petar, he gave me his perspective on what it meant to be American. There was one word he kept repeating: freedom.
The talking heads around us would have us believe our country is far worse off than it actually is. The truth is, I share a lot in common with my neighbors. And you do too. We all want to live in a free society—that is what this country was founded on.
If I could go back to that conversation with Petar, I would answer it differently. I would have told Petar that although our President isn’t well physically, and although I disagree with him on a wide variety of topics, he is my President. And if he were to lose his life today, I would mourn. No, I did not vote for him, but he is created in the image of God, and I must love & pray for him.
Our current “Governor of Mount Esau” might not be who I’d like, but one thing is certain: “The Kingdom will be the Lord’s.” And that oughta be our focus anyway, men.
Daily Battle Order:
Who is the first politician that comes to mind when you think “unfit for office”? Kingdom Man, pray for this person right now:
“Jesus, I give You [politician's name]. Lord, may my country, my state, my neighborhood, my home, may these domains be Yours. Please convict and guide our leaders and me to glorify You in all we do. In Your name, amen.”
As members of God’s family, we must protect and encourage our own, and invite others in.