All year long I have seen and heard and discussed people comparing Donald Trump to the biblical King David. The belief being that God used a man who was a murderer and an adulterer to be the great king for his people. That if God could use David, he could use Trump. Because David had a deep change of heart while he was king.
Many people suggests there are modern day prophets suggesting God desires the American people to vote for Donald because of visions or dreams they have had.
While I personally find such things with great skepticism, I wouldn’t want to find myself fighting against God’s direction. However I do want to say this.
The prophets of the OT and NT spoke out against their political leaders. Calling all to submit to their creator. And to the will and action of God. Which is ultimately a good for the world.
Many have championed Donald as the deliverer of our constitution and a Godly future for America. But in so doing have failed to rebuke and call him to the higher standard that embodies the faith he advertises.
What made David a man after God’s own heart? And how could we help our brother Donald become such a leader?
The example is found in Nathan.
In 2 Samuel 12 God sends a prophet to David, to tell him of the wrong that he has done while under the title of God’s appointed king.
Nathan is bold to David. After David had killed a man and taken that man’s wife as his own. Nathan shares a story of a rich man who stole from a poor man.
5 David became very angry at the rich man and said, “I swear by the living Lord that the man who did this ought to die! 6 For having done such a cruel thing, he must pay back four times as much as he took.”
7 “You are that man,” Nathan said to David.
If Donald becomes such a man tomorrow, will we be like Nathan?
When tomorrow’s results are decided will we encourage our leader through love and honesty to embody truth? To embody love? To embody the good will of creation to all people? To embody love and good judgement that benefits all of humanity. To embody a spirit that, as Pope Francis recently spoke so truly, builds bridges rather than walls?
That’s how America can be great again.