It’s November 7th, tomorrow is election day, and we’re going to keep this short, sweet, and to the point.
1 Timothy 2: 1-2
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, 2 for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.
You are not commanded to fix America. You are not commanded to convince everyone why someone is less moral, more racist, less progressive, or more qualified than someone else. Of course, you are also not prohibited.
You are, however, Biblically exhorted to do something, no matter how much you may loathe a particular candidate (we’ll talk about that in just a minute), you are exhorted from God’s Word to say prayers for your earthly ruler, and thank God for your earthly ruler. No excuses. Period.
Whatever you need to do to get your heart ready to thank God, in His perfect sovereignty, for making Hillary Clinton, or Donald Trump our next president, you had better do it. As I’ve observed social media and interacted with individuals, American Christians are not yet ready to be thankful for God’s perfect will. How do I know this?
They spend their time building a case against a candidate, rather than fortifying their own heart. They spend time obsessing and ranting over the flaws of our spiritually lost candidates, rather than praying that the gospel would touch and transform the souls of our spiritually lost candidates.
They are not living peaceable, quiet, dignified lives. They are passive-aggressively attacking what they hate and masking it in Christian language. They are resounding the noise and chaos of worry in their hearts.
- For our candidates- That God would call them to Himself. They are souls, not just politicians. And they are crooked because they are sinful souls, not because they are politicians.
- A prayer of commitment to God’s sovereignty- Do it now. It will be harder when the time comes.
Get ready. One of these candidates will win, and you are commanded to be thankful for him, or for her; no matter who you’re with.
Jesus is our King, and we need not trust men. God is our judge, and we need not desire a perfect Supreme Court Justice. America is not our country, we long for a better one, and we have it, for He has prepared for us a city.
It will be ok. In the meantime, be thankful.