Look Who’s Knocking at the Door

Proverbs 6:16-19

16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.

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Here we are on the eve of the most important presidential election in my lifetime, and the stakes could not be higher.

As a Christian and a woman of color, I will not be voting for Donald Trump. Never mind that there are some pastors demanding that their congregation vote for this man, not for any reason but to “save America!” And my question is this…from whom and from what?

Having much-needed time to rest and recover from my latest hospital stay, I have more than enough time to research, review and analyze news from all over the world. But most importantly, I continue to draw closer to God for all things.

To be truthful with you, I have concluded that it is not the two presidential candidates who have taken center stage in my opinion. But rather, it is one particular candidate supporters. And they are the Trump supporters.

The Trump supporters are what really bring to light the truth of what underlies the heart of forty percent of Americans who fall into the middle class.

Trump supporters are angry and disgusted that they let their guard down. As long as the Trump supporters were pulling in decent wages, health insurance, retirement security, owned a home, had food on the table and was able to spend on special events and the like. They were comfortable being the middle class.

They believed that their elected representatives (which are primarily Republicans) would look out for their best interest.

These are the same middle class folks who feel that their hard-earned incomes selflessly belongs to them only (yes, even some Christians are included in this way of thinking).

But alas! The chickens have come home to roost. And no longer is the guarded middle-class able to sustain their self-righteous indignation against the poor, oppress, immigrants, refugees and people who don’t look or think like they do.

Look who’s knocking at the door! Truth (Jesus). God is never satisfied with any of us portraying self-righteousness at the cost of others.

And because the hatred was already planted in the heart of the majority of Trump supporters, I for one believe that Donald J. Trump represents the seven things that God hates.

On Tuesday, November 8th you need to make it a point to vote.

In Him Alone

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