Greetings President Trump:
I want to congratulate you on becoming the 45th president of the greatest country on earth. You ran well and now you are in the office for which you labored so hard to enter. I am an independent, but I voted for you in this election because I felt the your party gave me the best chance to serve the Lord without being persecuted as a Christian.
I wish you the best, and I plan to support you as you attempt to bring the vision of a greater American to reality.
However, I wanted to remind you that the enormous task which you have undertaken cannot be done by you alone. You will need wise people at your side, and most of all you will need the help of Almighty God (1 Kings 3:5-14).
Listen to the words of Samuel the prophet which he spoke to the nation of Israel, after God allowed them to have their first King. Samuel warned the people to stay within the principles of God?s word and be faithful to that word and if they did so, God would bless their land (1 Samuel 12:7-8). However, if they violated the law of God; the nation along with their new King would be destroyed (1 Sam 12:14-15, 24-25).
God hasn’t changed His thoughts on that matter. He still hates a wicked nation lead by a wicked King (2 Kings 21:1-12). It is God, not man, who blesses a nation, and God does that because He is pleased with the righteousness of the land (Proverbs 14:34). God will not bless a mess. If you will not forget the word of God, you will be the one by which God will bring about the return to greatness in our land.
I want you to succeed, and I will pray for your success. And if you ever need additional Bible advice, I stand ready to help. But keep this fact in mind: the Bible teaches that no nation can become great without respect for God (Deuteronomy 28:1-68; Daniel 4:28-37).
Here’s to taking the word of the Lord and making America great again.
James Baker (preacher for the Mt. Airy church of Christ)