The great debate. Last night brought forth the first presidential debate for this year’s upcoming November election. Our country’s Republican candidate, Donald Trump, faced off with our country’s Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton for a 90 minute nationally televised debate from Hofstra University in Hempstead, New York. Some 100 million viewers were expected to watch, the largest viewership for a debate ever.
Hillary, the seasoned politician, came across as expected, much more polished than her counterpart. Yet the key focus of the debate still appeared to me to be more about the release of Hillary’s emails versus Donald’s tax returns than the country’s best interests at hand. Ugh! 😦
This year’s election choices has many voters in turmoil. The problem lies in neither candidate comes to the table with a squeaky clean reputation of honesty and integrity as we all would so desire to see in our Commander in Chief.
We continually hear things from both of their mouths that we would prefer not to. Untruths. Belittling of each other.
Did you know that from God’s mouth comes knowledge and understanding? Unlike some people. Politicians in particular.
Let’s all support our political leaders whoever they may be. It is our God given responsibility to do so. They are accountable to God for their actions.
Come November, may the best man or woman win. If you, like me, are feeling a little bewildered by the choices, please join me in prayer. When it comes to our control over the final election outcome, we can vote for our preferred candidate. But that’s about as far as we can get alone. But we can pray. In multitudes. There’s power in prayer. Pray for God to bring us the best leader. To soften their hearts. To give them godly wisdom to perform their job to its fullest.
And let’s always be careful of our own mouths. Let’s let knowledge and understanding flow out for others to hear. The proverbial saying, if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all, is always good, sound advice.
And if anyone wants to make a wager on which one of our candidates releases their records first, count me out! That’s the greatest debate of all! A topic most certainly debatable by all! 🙂
“For the Lord gives wisdom; from His mouth comes knowledge and understanding.” Proverbs 2:6
Love and laughter,