“How Do I Taunt Thee? (Psalms 118:6)

How do I taunt thee? Let me count the ways!

 

This 2016 presidential election is unlike anything I have ever experienced. Harsh accusations, charges of crimes, and the taunting! It never stops! As outrageous the claims from both candidates, it seems that elections have not changed very much over the previous centuries.  As I reflected upon the history of previous presidential elections, there have been vicious charges of adultery, children born out of wedlock, even murder.

 

Flip back several thousand years. The Bible records many harsh taunts. One memorable taunt was delivered by the Rabshakeh, the title of one of the officers of the Assyria, ruled by King Sennacherib. As the Rabshakeh stood outside the walled city of Jerusalem, demanding their surrender, he declared that neither God nor Egypt or any other country would be able to rescue them. He then issued this crude taunt.

 

But the Rabshakeh said to them, “Has my master sent me to speak these words to your master and to you, and not to the men sitting on the wall, who are doomed with you to eat their own dung and to drink their own urine?”

2 Kings 18:27 (ESV)

 

Lovely.

 

How do I taunt thee?

 

The Bible holds nothing back, exposing mankind at the darkest and foulest of depths. When taunts come our way, we need to cling to God’s Word and promises.

 

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me?

Psalms 118:6 (ESV)

 

The presidential candidates need to learn one important truth. Taunts from man will never hurt you when God is on your side!

 

Love and trust the Lord; seek His will in your life.

 

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