BALAAM’S ASS: God Can Use Donald Trump, Too

Written by Shawn Meyer on October 11, 2016

I have grown weary of Christians who apparently don’t have enough faith to believe God can use Donald Trump. In Numbers 22, Balaam was heading in the wrong direction, just as our country is clearly headed in the wrong direction. Perhaps you know the story. Peter retells it in his second epistle: “[Balaam] was rebuked for his iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with man’s voice forbad the madness of the prophet” (2 Pet 2:16 KJV).

When will we learn? In accomplishing his purposes, God can use whomever he wishes. If you doubt, simply look at how God has already used Trump. Were it not for Donald Trump, God’s faithful might still be looking to any number of Evangelical frauds for leadership. I would still be on the mailing list for Liberty University.

Were it not for Donald Trump, many of us might still be under the illusion that there’s a meaningful (even if small) distinction of integrity between the two parties. Were it not for Donald Trump, we would still be mocking the gullibility of Obama voters, unaware of the extent to which ignorance transcends party affiliation. See how God is using Donald Trump.

Before Trump became the GOP nominee, I held to a vain hope that the country perhaps had enough sense not to offer as the sole alternative to the Democrat’s hyper-corrupt evil, a hyper-corrupt candidate of our own (with all the star power it takes to grope a woman’s genitals with impunity).

God has used Donald Trump to open my eyes to the true state of our national morality. Before Donald, I assumed we were merely knee-deep in sludge. Now I feel it on the bottom of my chin. Thank you, God, for using Donald Trump.

So, for all you doubters, may I remind you that if God can use Balaam’s dumb ass, he can use the GOP’s dumb ass. He can and he already has. Unfortunately, while Balaam’s ass was God’s instrument to prevent judgment, our ass is his instrument to deliver it.

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Shawn Meyer
Shawn Meyer, father of seven and husband of one, is a small-town Midwest pastor. A public speaker with diverse interests, Shawn has trained and lectured for schools, churches, camps, and charitable groups on topics ranging from bioethics to bow hunting. Boisterously active in politics and cultural reformation from his youth, Shawn’s fighting spirit is inspired by love of God and country.