Essential Lessons After an Election

This past week was an important week for us Americans. The ability to elect officials and leaders is a privilege that many in the world do not have. And in the aftermath it’s important to remember that as Christians, we are instructed to live by faith, not by sight. This means that our response and reactions to issues pertaining to this life are to be guided by God’s word.

As the election results are being celebrated by some and protested by others, and as we wait for the results to be certified and official, let’s remember three essential things.

#1 No matter who is in the Oval office, Jesus is on the Throne.

God is sovereign, and His purposes will not be thwarted by any kingdom or philosophy. No matter who is in office, God’s plans will be fulfilled.

“I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted,” Job 42:2.

#2 Those who voted different than you are not your enemy. We are all Americans.

Unity must be kept at all costs, especially within the body of Christ, i.e., the church! Paul told Timothy to, “Remind the believers of these things, charging them before God to avoid quarreling over words, which is in no way profitable and leads its listeners to ruin.” 2 Timothy 2:14. 

This is good advice for us today!

#3 Keep the main thing the main thing!

We all have the right to our opinions but, more importantly, is Truth. Keeping Jesus at the center of our lives means that we look for opportunities to be hope-dealers and to edify one another.

Paul told the Corinthians, “For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified,” 1 Corinthians 2:2.

Our relationships with the family of God is more important than winning any argument or political election. Let’s exercise the fruit of the Spirit in every conversation and interaction, as we keep our eye on eternity!

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