It was not long after Mr. George Bush was elected that the Left started hating him.  After his eight years, the nation took a sharp turn to the left,  electing Mr. Barack Obama. And the Right hated him. Totally ignoring Philippians 4:8, the Right could not say anything good about him–you would have thought he was the false prophet (Rev. 13:11).  He had his eight years. Then the nation went to the other extreme and elected Mr. Donald Trump.  And the Left went ballistic. 

 While I like what Mr. Trump did, how he did it and what he said was most distasteful.  He was arrogant and boastful.  Naysaying everything in America until he was president and then saying everything was great.  

 Then in 2020, the nation — reacting to Mr. Trump — went to the other extreme and elected Mr. Biden.  Actually, I think people did not vote for Biden, they voted against Trump. Ah, yes, to Trump or not to Trump.  I believe Mr. Trump is responsible for his own political defeat in 2020. His arrogant, caustic mouth was his downfall.  God will tolerate a lot, but pride puts one in direct conflict with the Almighty. 

So we got Mr. Biden, a man owned by the extreme Left.  A man whose family has gorged itself at the public trough. And Mr. Biden has clearly lied about not knowing his son’s business dealings.  

Personally, I think they all – the Clintons, Trump, Obama — belong in jail. On the other hand, we have so many laws that one can’t govern a nation as large and as diverse as America without breaking some laws. 

 Extreme attitudes pour out of CNN, NBC and FOX on a nearly constant basis.  Things are said that one would have to be omniscient to know are true.  Absolute statements are made about the motives and attitudes of the other side which the speaker has no way of verifying.  Trump is vilified as the devil himself even months and months after he has left office. Biden is portrayed as a boggling idiot who can’t speak a clear sentence and Vice President Harris is made out to be an idiot. 

What happened to journalists saying, “We report, you decide?”  Where has objective journalism gone?  It is a casualty of the culture war ravaging our nation.  America is being torn apart by extremists.  

Personally, I do not think Mr. Trump is more electable in 2024 than he was in 2020. He lost in 2020, and he will lose in 2024 . . . because He is extreme. Mr. Biden will not run again.  

So America is ready for some new voices.  

And the point of the above is that balance is a critical part of a healthy person’s life and a healthy nation’s life. The Bible shows balance:  

  • The simple optimist of Proverbs is balanced by the truth of the book of    Job—those who obey God win in the end.  
  • The Christian man is the leader of his home, but he needs to be ready to die for his wife.  
  • “God is not willing that any should perish” (II Peter 3:9), is balanced by the Lord’s explanation of why He spoke in parables: “Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn, and I would deal them (Matthew 13:11-15). 

The spending of vast amounts of money–which has been led by both Republicans and Democrats—is wrong.  If we can’t afford it, we do not get it. America needs to operate by the same rules as households.  

America is primed for disaster.  How we need God’s grace upon America.  That America continues to fund world missions gives God a reason to hold off judgment. But it may come soon anyway.