election day thoughts

As the citizens of our nation go to the polls today, I thought I’d share two things. 1) What the Scripture says about politics and 2) What the Scripture does not say about politics.

First, Scripture gives us assurance that no matter who is elected in whatever country that God is ultimately in control:

“The king’s heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases.” (Proverbs 21:1)

“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” (Romans 13:1)

Second, it is sometimes interesting to notice what is not in Scripture. The early church was a countercultural movement. Therefore, we do not read about the apostles or early church leaders picketing, protesting or calling down their political leaders. They quietly and often secretly went about their business of making disciples of Jesus.

I’ve heard lots of doom and gloom about our country if “so and so” gets elected. Just remember that the king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord and that no authority exists except that which is ordained by God. Pray for our leaders and quietly go about our business of making disciples of Jesus no matter who is elected today.

And by the way, exercise your privilege and GO VOTE!>


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