Isaiah 31:1-3 (KJV)
Woe to them that go down to Egypt for help; and stay on horses, and trust in chariots, because they are many; and in horsemen, because they are very strong; but they look not unto the Holy One of Israel, neither seek the LORD!
Yet he also is wise, and will bring evil, and will not call back his words: but will arise against the house of the evildoers, and against the help of them that work iniquity.
Now the Egyptians are men, and not God; and their horses flesh, and not spirit. When the LORD shall stretch out his hand, both he that helpeth shall fall, and he that is holpen shall fall down, and they all shall fail together.
Nobody in Israel thought Egypt was perfect. Their own history with Egypt attested to that. They knew only too well Egypt's fierce anger.
But at this moment in their history Egypt looked like their best option. On the other side stood Assyria and after her, Babylon. If Egypt was worldliness, Babylon was the devil. They were prone to lean more toward worldliness that Satan.
God said that they should have leaned upon Him.
I find in this a picture of the current state of believers in America. This election appears to be between "the devil" and "the world."
On the one side we have a candidate who is opposed to almost everything we hold sacred. I have heard that she flatly pronounced that "Christians are just going to have to change."
On the other side we have a man who appears to hold a few more of our more valued principles. He is uplifted by some as the only candidate strong enough to possibly defeat our archenemy. But he is brash, proud, outlandish and unabashedly self promoting.
He is not our preference but many believe he is our only hope.
Our only hope is the Lord.
He has always been our only hope.
Woe to them who go down to worldliness for help!
Now, I am not of the opinion that good men cannot vote for the man. Jeremiah objected at first, (I voted my conscience in objection to the current candidate in the primaries) but went down to Egypt and did not compromise in doing so. I, however, do believe that we must be warned not to trust in this man.
Our hope must be in seeking the Lord.