It’s enough to give a man a headache! Though popular with millions of Americans, Donald Trump alienated too many of those in power. Whether he deserves to be impeached is beside the point. In the last week of his Presidency, the Articles of Impeachment were little more than a vendetta, a crude and dishonest effort to kick the man while he is down.
Trump will soon fade from the national scene and rest on the laurels of a Presidency that has been good for America. But there is a lesson here we would all do well to heed. Success in life is often not determined by skill or talent but by our words and our ability to get along with others. In marriage, in business, and yes, in politics, our success will be determined by those from whom we need support and encouragement. No man is an island; no one stands alone. Mr. Trump has discovered you can do many things right, but if you can’t get along with those with whom you must work and live, it is a house of cards that will soon collapse.
I have great sympathy for the former President for I, too, have been impeached, and justifiably so. The Articles of my impeachment read a bit differently than those coming from the House of Representatives but they are just as devastating. In the words of the Apostle Paul, “The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery, … hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissension, factions and envy.” And Paul goes on to say that, “those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.”
Mr. Trump and I have been condemned by our peers but I have something going for me no longer available to the ex-President; I have been unimpeached! Whatever charges God had against me have been dropped, the slate has been wiped clean, and I stand guiltless before society and before the Almighty. The same, at least as of this date, can not be said for Mr. Trump and it certainly can not be said for America. We have opted God out of our national life, relegated the Bible to the library, and accepted standards of morality that promise to devastate our nation’s future.
I am not with those who see the current pandemic as a sign of God’s displeasure. But there is a divine law that stands whether America believes it or not. “Do not be deceived,” wrote the Apostle Paul, “God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction.”
But God has not left us hopeless for there is another law that is equally true. The Bible says, “If my people … will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
Mr. Trump and I, and indeed, all of America, have one thing in common: we need God … and we need Him NOW!
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