371. What do you think of Joe Biden as the President-elect [and probably President] of the USA?

That’s not a good question to ask of me! What I think of Joe Biden is of little significance in the grand scheme of things. But the big inescapable question is, “What does Joe Biden think of Jesus?” Will he and his followers live and seek to govern by the principles that Jesus taught, or will they ignore Jesus and His words?

This is a question of immense significance for not only the USA, but for the whole world. The wrong answer to the question could signify a possible coming destabilisation of societies throughout the world and the placing of communities and even nations in imminent danger.

But, hey, it is also the big inescapable question that every person ever born has to face, including you and me. In the haunting words of the old Authorised version, Mat 22:42 “What think ye of Christ?” No one is exempt from having an opinion about Jesus, nor exempt from the choice of receiving Him or continuing to reject Him. There is also the choice of obeying Him and His words or rejecting Him and His ideas on how life should be lived and how the world should be governed!

We are all accountable to Him, not to Him just as some first century prophet but as He really is, as The Creator of the world, as The Saviour of the World, as The Sustainer of the world, and ultimately as The Judge of the world. [NOTE 1]

 Jesus both encouraged and warned His followers in this challenging passage from John 12:46-50. First the encouraging words, “I have come into the world as light, so that whoever believes in me may not remain in darkness.” 12:46.

Then the warnings, 47 “If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. 48 The one who rejects me and does not receive my words has a judge; the word that I have spoken will judge him on the last day. 49 For I have not spoken on my own authority, but the Father who sent me has himself given me a commandment—what to say and what to speak. 50 And I know that his commandment is eternal life. What I say, therefore, I say as the Father has told me.” 12:47-50.

It is an astonishing privilege for any human of any political background to become the leader of the free world. But it is also involves gigantic responsibilities. The President must seek the best interests of all Americans, but also take into account the best interests of all the inhabitants of the earth because God has allowed this person to become a leader whose government can indeed make a difference for good throughout the world. However the President must be humble enough to also personally obey this command, “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things [God’s abundant provision] will be added to you.” Mat 6:33. He must seek these things for himself and for his own nation whilst understanding this truth, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” Proverbs 14:34.

If Joe Biden is officially declared as President of the United States then we have a duty [and privilege] to pray for him. We may not know at this moment what Joe Biden thinks of Jesus, nor what Jesus thinks of Joe Biden, but we need to pray nevertheless. What to pray? We can take some appropriate Scripture verses as a basis for prayer, for in this way we are praying the Father’s revealed will and purpose back to Him. Or we could pray a prayer such as this one,

“Lord, may YOUR KINGDOM come and YOUR WILL be done, in and through Joe Biden, in and through the whole US government and people, and in and through the leaders and peoples of the nations of the world. We ask this so that Your people may be blessed and especially that the name of Jesus may be honoured and exalted throughout the world as His word is learned and obeyed. For Jesus’ sake. AMEN.”

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[NOTE 1] I have written articles on these 4 truths about Jesus in previous blogs under the numbers [260 Creator] [261 Saviour] [262 Lord] and [263 Judge]. You can click the numbers to be taken to the articles or use the Index when the blog site is opened.

I also have some audio talks on these 4 subjects on YouTube if you would care to listen to them. The audio talks given at the seminar are to be found under the same headings on You Tube under “Jim Holbeck”.

Blog No.371 posted on http://www.jimholbeck.blog on Sunday 08 November 2020.

About Jim Holbeck

Once an Industrial Chemist working for the Queensland Government but later an Anglican minister in Brisbane, Armidale and Sydney. Last position for eighteen years before retirement in 2006 was as the Leader of the Healing Ministry at St Andrew's Cathedral Sydney.
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