On Tuesday night, January 20, President Bush delivered the State
of the Union Address to our nation. As he spoke to congress,
the cameras panned the assembly, showing various reactions to
his message. One of the interesting things I noticed is how the
assembly was divided in their response to what President Bush
was saying. One side of the assembly would stand and applaud,
while the other side of the assembly would remain seated and
would refrain from any applause.
Now this is not a political article. I have no intention of
sharing my feelings about what was said. I do, however, wish to
make an observation. When it comes to the advice and counsel of
men, even the advice and counsel of a man as powerful as the
President of the United States, we, as fellow human beings have
the right to listen or ignore that advice and counsel. And that
is what I was witnessing on Tuesday evening.
Be forewarned. Such an attitude is totally unacceptable when it
comes to God. We do not have the luxury to ignore his counsel
as we would the counsel of man. We must learn to treat the word
of God differently than the words of man.
If you disagree with the President...well, it means your
exercising your rights. If you disagree with God, it simply
means you're wrong.