Should We Barrack for Barack?

Whether you like it or not, the western world has a new political leader and Australia will feel the effects.

Did you catch any of Barack Obama’s inaguration speech today? Personally I was pretty impressed by what he had to say. You might even have noticed that he quoted “the scriptures” (1 Corinthians 13:11) and talked about God quite a bit. But then, that probably doesn’t set him apart from any previous US president and I guess we’d have to say that they’ve been a mixed bunch.

So what do you think? Is he a good guy? Is he “one of us”? Only time will tell. One thing I’m sure of though, we should pray for this man. Romans 13 reminds us that there is no authority except that which God has established and Barack Obama is a man who claims to believethis – that his authority has been delegated to him not only by the American people but also by the God of heaven and earth. Let’s pray therefore that he would be a man who seeks the wisdom of God in His word and through godly counsel as he carries out his office, for the good of all people.

Tell me, what were your thoughts on what the new president said today?

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One comment on “Should We Barrack for Barack?
  1. Trev says:

    Its amazing how much air time this was given on Aussie TV, not quiet sure this happened when the Ruddster was sworn in . Its always hard to comment on what any political leader says as most of the time its written by one of the many speech writers.
    But pray for him thats a very important thing that he becomes reliant on the words of God for guidance and wisdom .

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