Pastor Stephen Dedman

Election Day

‘For as the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways, And My thoughts than your thoughts.’
Isaiah 55:9

When we look back through the Old Testament we see God appointing various kings and leaders. Some were noted to be good and some were evil. But all in all, God appointed them to rule.

Let’s take a trip back to 1 Samuel 8 when the elders of Israel came to Samuel and asked him to appoint a king to judge the nation. Verse 6 says, ‘But the thing displeased Samuel when they said, “Give us a king to judge us.” So Samuel prayed to the Lord . And the Lord said to Samuel, “Heed the voice of the people in all that they say to you; for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me, that I should not reign over them. ‘ (I Samuel 8:6-7) In chapter 9 we read that Saul became the first king rule over Israel.

Tragically, Saul was not a good king. But what we see throughout history is that God appoints the leaders of all nations. Some seek the Lord and some do not. Some rule well but some do not.

Today we will see who God appoints for our nation. Regardless of who you vote(d) for, you cannot boast triumphantly nor can you despair since God sovereignly appointed our president. One thing is for sure, God is known for using whoever He chooses – even your enemies – to accomplish His great plans and purposes.

No matter who becomes our president, he is not God. Our nation needs to turn to God because He still reigns over us. May we all be like Samuel and pray to the Lord for guidance and protection. It’s not too late!


Lord, bless our nation. Bless our next national and local leaders. May they turn to You for guidance and wisdom. Allow us as a nation to trust in You.