Donald Trump has entered the political limelight with vengeance. I am not fond of his hothead personality, rantings, and quick wit–when used to attack individuals. However, I give him credit for being a wise business man. Last nights he made a speech and said he loves everyone and every country–even Mexico. He presented a lengthy list of problems he would accomplish through his power and great negotiating skills to once again make America the greatest nation in the world. And, he reminded the viewers because he is so rich, no one can buy his allegiance.
The lesson today in Ecclesiastes is about a wise, but poor man who saved a small village. Instead of being considered a hero, the people treated him like trash because with no money he had no status.
The people in the U.S. are hopeful the next president will fix the economy, immigration, healthcare, and a variety of other problems we face as a nation. At this early date in the campaign process, Trump looks like the “savior” for America. However, according to Solomon (assumed to be the author of Ecclesiastes), “Wisdom is better than warheads, but one hothead can ruin the good earth.” (vs. 18). Should Mr. Trump become our next president, let’s pray he is a more of a wise man than a hothead.
Lord, give us wisdom in making choices that affect the whole world. Amen.