I shared a few words regarding the Presidential Election at the end of our worship service yesterday that I have gotten quite a bit of feedback on. Here’s a summary:
We are so privileged to live in a country that allows us to vote! As Christians we strive to be good citizens, and part of that citizenship is voting. So if you haven’t yet, I encourage you to vote in tomorrows election.
But as we exercise our civic privileges, as Christians, we need to remember that our FIRST citizenship is not earthly, but heavenly. As Paul reminded the Philippians, “…our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ…”
The results of this election are not the reason for the Hope that is in us, Jesus is. This election is not the basis for our joy, Jesus is. No president will ever meet the deepest needs of our souls, Jesus has. Keep your head up, Christian. Our King is on the thrown.
Here are few other verse references that can serve as helpful reminders:
Psalm 115:1-3 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness! Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases.
Daniel 2:21 He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings…
Proverbs 21:1 The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; he turns it wherever he will…
Colossians 1:15-20 He (Christ) is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of all creation. For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him. And he is before all things, and in him all things hold together. And he is the head of the body, the church. He is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in everything he might be preeminent. For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.