The Need for a Balanced Approach
Napoleon declared: “A good general must neither be elated by victory, nor depressed by defeat.” He pointed out that immediately after a victory you are very vulnerable. Your troops are celebrating, drinking and looting, dispersed and disorganised, elated by victory, and therefore very vulnerable to counter attack.
For those confronted by defeat, there is no time for depression, but it is the ideal time to re-organise for a counter attack while the victors are distracted by their looting, drinking and celebrating.
Right now the enemy is celebrating and we need to be re-organising for counter attack.
There is always the danger of victory putting conservatives to sleep. Pro-life and pro-family ministries have pointed out that whenever there has been a Republican/Conservative in the White House, interest in, and support for, conservative causes plummeted. However, their best times for recruiting, mobilising and campaigning has been during the Clinton and Obama eras.
Government as Judgement
The Bible teaches us that we tend to get the governments we deserve. Throughout the Old Testament, wicked governments are seen as a judgment of God on a wicked population.
If we get the governments we deserve, then what does that tell us about our society