There are many who have been passing around Internet posts/emails that seem to be from a person telling God that “I just want you to know that Barack Obama is my favorite president” (lamenting that so many of their other favorites have "been taken" this past year) … or the scripture asking for his days to be numbered (Psalm 109:8). Sure, it seems clever … but it’s really more serious than that. This link gives another perspective.
Yes, we may wish for Obama to have a single term as our president, and in *that* respect, call for his days (*in office*) to be few ... but it’s important to read the whole passage and not take the passage out of context ... it also calls in the next verse (Psalm 109:9) for his children to be fatherless and his wife to be a widow ... NO ONE should be asking for that.
You may not like the guy, but please do *not* ask for his death. If you don't like the guy, as I REALLY don't, please remember that he is *still* our president ... the de facto leader of our country ... his death would mean several very bad things for our country ... first, we would be thrown into some pretty serious racial unrest, even though he claims to be the first "post racial president (although he's proven himself to be anything but.)
The second problem would be the line of succession ... do you really want Joe Biden (who can't keep from bumbling on a daily basis), really making his brand of gaffes with international consequences? And do you really want Nancy Pelosi that close to the presidency? She's already proven she's out to screw up this country ... let's not give her any more opportunity, please.
And let's not make any of these people martyrs! You know that's exactly what would happen and anything and everything would be foisted upon us in the name of "that's what he/she would've wanted. Personally, it wouldn't surprise me to have someone take a shot at him, and it *not* be from those of us on the Right ... more likely would be someone trying to usher in Obama's fondest desires (which I'm not certain don't really emanate from someone higher up the food chain than him ... like George Soros??).
I think this article applies well to the Bible verse and the
“favorite president” post/email and using them to "subtly" calling for Obama's death.
I think that's just horrible.
That said, I believe it's still important to point out when things are being said and done that endanger our country, even if it means pointing out that our president has said or done them. I do not believe that honoring the office includes keeping our mouths shut when people need to be made aware.
My preference is that people would see what's going on around them and turn to Jesus because he is the *only* hope and salvation we have. Government won't save them, but turning blind eye and acting like Narcoleptic Sheeple isn't going to help anyone either.
I know that not everyone will look at this from the Biblical
perspective ... I know not everyone believes as I do ... but I do believe it's
important to honor the office ... I just find myself unable to respect what's
happening in it and the fact that the man in it seems thoroughly incapable (at
this point) of gaining my respect for
him through is words and actions, and the consequences they have had, are
having, and will continue to have.
I honor the office, but have a hard time honoring the man ... but I will continue to pray for a changing of his heart and his mind, and for his health and safety.