“It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes.” Psalm 118:8-9

If last night’s presidential debate reminded us of anything, it is that our confidence cannot be in people.

But I see this as a positive thing. As much as last night’s display sickened me, it increased my dependence on God, which is where our trust should be anyway.

The Bible is clear that God raises one person up, and pulls another down, for His ultimate purposes.

For exaltation comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south, but God is the Judge. He puts down one and exalts another.” Psalm 75:6-7

I also want to encourage you to not participate in nasty exchanges with people. We must remember that our assignment is to be the light of the world, the salt of the earth. To be peacemakers as the children of God so that some might be saved. This is our finest hour.

Remember God’s word to us – there has never been a better time for you to shine!

Do not get baited into a flesh warfare. If you do, you will be playing right into Satan’s hands, and damage your witness for Christ.

I plead with you, as the apostle Paul did to the first-century church, to live a life that is worthy of your calling:

Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love. Make every effort to keep yourselves united in the Spirit, binding yourselves together with peace.” Ephesians 4:1-3 NLT

That word, “worthy” is an old English word that was used in the marketplace when they would weight their goods on one side of the scale, and balance it with silver or gold on the other side of the scale. When it balances it was called, “worthy”.

The call of Jesus is for you to re-present Him to the world. His call is on one side of the scale, your life is on the other.

Live a life, especially right now, that is worthy of your call.

John