My elderly friend is a staunch Republican who feels she can’t, on moral grounds, support Donald Trump. I understand her hesitation, but when I put it in a historical, biblical and spiritual context I don’t see the problem. David committed adultery with Bathsheba and then had her husband killed. Saul, who became Paul, persecuted the church and gave his approval to the stoning death of Stephen. Both of the men, in spite of a lack of moral character at the time, were called by God to be his chosen instruments. “Many are the plans in a man’s heart, but it is the LORD’s purpose that prevails” (Proverbs 19:21 NIV).