Sharing these words from someone else as I agree with this:
1 Samuel: 8 begins the account of the people of Israel rejecting the headship of God and living under his principles and commands. They demand to have a king chosen to follow and rule over them. You have heard the saying, "be careful what you ask for...you just might get it". Well, that's what happened. King Saul came
to power, ruled godlessly and pridefully, and the entire nation suffered and struggled in everyway.
Tonight I believe America has acted as the people of Israel did; rejected God and his principles, and instead have chosen a king, who many but not most believe can care for them and give them what they want. But, if you read the rest of the account, you will discover that only when the people turn back to following God first and electing a leader "after God's own heart", do they receive what their hearts truely desire and need. I pray America does not have to endure what the people of Israel suffered through, but I fear we will.
And then these verses from Romans 1 which are heavy on my heart:
18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.
21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.
24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.
26 Because of this, God gave them over to shameful lusts. Even their women exchanged natural sexual relations for unnatural ones. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.
28 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, 30 slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful; they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents; 31 they have no understanding, no fidelity, no love, no mercy. 32 Although they know God’s righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them.