THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

January 21, 2017

The Day After

Filed under: Uncategorized — danielhite @ 10:24 am

The United States of America has a new President. Donald J. Trump is the 45th in a long line of peaceful transitions and successions to the highest office in the land. We wish him every success. We pray for him and his administration. He (as was true for each of his predecessors) is deserving of our prayers and respect for his high office.

Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, or to governors as sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God. Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king. – 1 Peter 2:13-17

We are admonished to “honor all people” for we all are created in the image of God, but we are called upon to especially honor, respect, and pray for those in positions of authority (see also 1 Timothy 2:1-4; Romans 13:1-7).

I am praying this day, the day after the presidential inauguration, will be a new day–a day when opposing voices and actions are stilled, violence in the streets ceases, and citizens of all political stripes honor our time-tested and God-honoring traditions of Constitutional government. The majority has ruled. The minority has not been silenced. But civility must reign in both camps. Respect must govern our words, attitudes, and actions. The world did not fall to pieces during the last administration and neither will it the day after. As a wise, old radio preacher always opened his broadcast,

“God is on His throne, and prayer changes things.”

May we all be about the work of serving and praying.


  1. Weekend, January 21st, 2017
    Good morning to the “Iron Pen!”
    Quoting (above):
    “As a wise, old radio preacher always opened his broadcast,
    ‘God is on His throne, and prayer changes things.’ ”
    With kind regards,
    Bud & Nancy Williams

    Comment by the Williams Family — January 21, 2017 @ 11:57 am | Reply

  2. Amen, amen!!

    Comment by Gabrielle S. — February 7, 2017 @ 9:48 pm | Reply

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