Winners and Losers of the Debate
This year is very crucial for the American people. It is the year when they will choose a new president to lead their country. Hence, there is a vigorous race taking place to gain the white house. Many contestants are vying for the coveted prize but as usual, there can only be one winner.
The question is: who will it be? Will it be the person who is more traditional in their views or the one who is more liberal? Or is there a middle ground somewhere?
The entire world is waiting and watching to see the result. The contestants have poured their hearts and souls plus millions of dollars into this race.
However, the race to the top is not smooth but is in fact filled with many hurdles, insults, bullying, lying, cussing and outright brawl.
It is sometimes hard to watch intelligent men resorting to basic schoolyard taunts and jeers. One of the most juvenile taunts which I have not heard since my children were in the preschool is, “liar, liar pants on fire!”
The last debate on Fox News Thursday night (March 3, 2016) was the worst I have seen the brawl. At one point I thought that there was going to be a fistfight between the men.
It is just amazing to see the level that men will stoop just to gain power. No wonder the Lord said that the wisdom of men is foolishness to Him.
Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world? (1 Corinthians 1:20)
While men on earth are scheming and fighting for power, the Lord is laughing at their effort.
Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.”
He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. (Psalms 2:1-4)
Therefore, we need to seek God’s wisdom to select our leaders.
After every debate, there is a winner and a loser. On what criteria this decision is made, I am not sure, but I enjoyed reading the results from the Washington Post by Chris Cillizza.
In the final analysis, I believe that the real winners of these debates and ultimately the election are the politicians who gain power, fame, and glory while the real losers are the people who receive only empty promises and broken dreams.
Thus, the people will never be satisfied with the state of their lives. So after the temporary triumph of their new leaders’ victory wear off, dissatisfaction once more seeps into their hearts, and they will begin vying for a new president all over again. The race never ends.
Likewise, there is a continuous debate that is taking place in the world. There is a supportive or affirmative team headed by Christ, and there is an opposing side ruled by Satan. They are contending for your souls.
The opposing team is determined to gain your souls, so he used lies, tricks, stealing, accusations, squabbles, fights and even murder. The supporting team strategy to win your souls is love, kindness, grace, mercy, and life.
Sadly, it appears as if the opposing team is winning the debate because they have a massive amount of people following them blindly. They are seduced by the worldly riches and fame that Satan promised them.
The Lord does not make empty promises like His opponents. His words are truth and will not fail. He won the victory in the spiritual realm. But in the physical realm, it ‘s hard for many people to see this success because they only respond to the physical aspects of life.
Thus, we need to get the spiritual lens from God so that we can see the victory in the realm of the spirit. Even though the number of people on the positive side is few, we need to hold fast to our faith, fight the good fight and do no give up because eventually there will be a switch.
The deciding factor that will instigate this switch is the mercy of God. The Lord’s mercy is everlasting.
God’s mercy will restore His people back to Him, and it will also be the final blow that will terminate Satan.
1 Corinthians 1: 18-25; Ecclesiastes 9:11; 1 Corinthians 9:24; 2 Timothy 4:7; Hebrews 12:1-2; John 10:10; Revelation 12:10; 1 Corinthians 2:9; John 3:16; Revelation 22:6; Joshua 23:14; Psalms 100:5; 1 Timothy 6:12