Fear and Hate and November 8, part 2
October 23, 2016

Fear and Hate and November 8, part 2

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GOD’S VOTE IS THE ANSWER TO OUR HATE

Daniel 2:21 He removes kings and raises up kings.

Daniel 4:17 The Most High rules in the kingdom of men, gives it to whomever He will, and sets over it the lowest of men.

Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD, like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes.

GOD’S VOTE AND PERFECT HATRED

Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven: … 8 time to love, and a time to hate.

Psalm 139:21 Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You? … 22 I hate them with perfect hatred…  23 Search me, O God, and know my heart; … 24 and see if there is any wicked way in me.

Psalm 97:10 You who love the Lord, hate evil!

Matthew 5:44 “Love your enemies.”

GOD’S VOTE AND YOUR VOTE

Romans 13:1 There is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.

GOD’S VOTE AND HONOR

I Peter 2:12 Having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that… they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God… 13 Therefore… 17 honor the king.

GOD’S VOTE AND PRAYER

I Timothy 2:1 I exhort first of all that… prayers… be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. 3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4 who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.

GOD’S VOTE AND HOPE

Psalm 146:3 Do not put your trust in princes… 5 Happy is he… whose hope is in the LORD his God.

1 Peter 1:1 Fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.

Matthew 6:10 Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

QUESTIONS FOR LIFE

1.As we approach the election, do you sense hatred around you toward Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? (Please explain without getting into specifics of what it is that people hate).

2.Have you personally felt hatred toward Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? (Please just answer “yes” or “no” without getting into who or what it is that you might hate).

3.Please read this passage: Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You? … I hate them with perfect hatred…Search me, O God, and know my heart; … and see if there is any wicked way in me. Psalms 139:21-24

4.In what ways can (or does) this passage lessen your feeling of hatred toward Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

5.Please read this passage: Having your conduct honorable among the Gentiles, that… they may, by your good works which they observe, glorify God… Therefore… honor the king. 1 Peter 2:12-17

6.In what ways can (or does) this passage lessen your feeling of hatred toward Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

7.Please read this passage: I exhort first of all that… prayers… be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 1 Timothy 2:1-4

8.In what ways can (or does) this passage lessen your feeling of hatred toward Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

9.Please read this passage and relate it to the timeline:  Fix your hope completely on the grace to be brought to you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 1:1

10.In what ways can (or does) this passage lessen your feeling of hatred toward Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

11.What do you think God wants you to do with the information you have considered in this lesson?

 

 

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