We seem to have two pathological liars running for president. Neither seems qualified to be president.
God however uses the most unlikely to do His work.
A summary of Biblical 'candidates'...
1. Adam - Good man but has wife trouble.
2. Noah - former pastorate of 120 years with no converts, problem with the bottle, and a wayward son morals problem.
3. Abraham - Scandal ridden, offered wife to another man, child abuse
4. Joseph - dreamer, prison record
5. Moses - poor communicator, stutters, unanswered murder charge
6. David - affair with neighbor's wife, hired a hit man to kill husband
7. Solomon - husband of more than one wife, in fact parsonage too small
8. Elijah - prone to depression and nervous break downs
9. Elisha - reported to have live with a single widow at former church
10. Hosea - our congregation could not handle his wife's occupation
11. Jeremiah - emotionally unstable, alarmist, negative, lamenter, reported to have buried underwear on a foreign river bank, claims to have a set of recreated originals
12. Isaiah - language problems, on the fringe, claims to see angels
13. Jonah - refuses to preach to the lost unless forced to by God
14. Amos - backward and unpolished, does not like the rich
15. John - does not dress like a Baptist, weird diet, provokes higher powers
16. Peter - bad temper, curses, hypocrite in racial matters, loose cannon
17. Paul - uses racial epitaphs, preaches all night
18. Timothy - too young and single
19. Jesus - dwindled church of 5,000 down to 12 or 120, offends folks
20. Judas - His references are solid. Good connections. Knows how to handle money, has compassion for poor. He is preaching for us Sunday. Possibilities here.
I leave you with this prayer.
I asked God for strength, that I might achieve:
I was made weak that I might obey.
I asked for health that I might do greater things:
I was given infirmity that I might do better things.
I asked for riches that I might be happy:
I was given poverty that I might be wise.
I asked for power that I might have the praise of men:
I was given weakness that I might feel the need of God.
I asked for all things that I might enjoy life:
I was given life that I might enjoy all things.
I received nothing that I asked for, but all I had hoped for.
My prayer was answered, I am most richly blessed.
written by an unknown Confederate soldier