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God Our King!

This week I have heard lots of animosity in the realm of politics.  I hope and pray that the divisiveness we see in politics never makes its way into the church.  Being a Christian is more important than whatever side of the aisle you align yourself with.  I am a strong believer in the right to vote.  In the past I have volunteered my time to work campaigns.  You win some and you lose some, but at the end of the day the most important thing is not whether you win or lose.  The most important thing is to place your trust in God.

We may not always agree with what our leaders do, but we must have confidence that God is in charge.  In the Old Testament God will sometimes take an evil king or nation to accomplish his will.  In Jeremiah 25:9 Nebuchadnezzar is identified as a servant of God.  In 1 Pet. 2:17 Peter commands his readers to honor the emperor.  The emperor at that time was Nero, a pagan who liked to persecute Christians.  How is a Christian to honor such a man?  You honor and respect the office and trust that God is in control.  It is not important for us to always understand what is going on, but it is important that we remain faithful to God.

In 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Paul addresses the issue of what will happen to the dead.  In verse 13 he explains why he is doing this.  He writes, “so that you may not grieve as others who have no hope.”  I believe we can apply this same principle to politics.  When a bill gets passed that we do not like or a person gets elected that we did not vote for we must not act as those who have no hope.  Although we may not agree with the outcome we are still Christians and people should see a difference in the way we act.  So, let us continue to vote for the candidate who we believe is best.  Let us continue to get involved and volunteer, so we can better our country, but most importantly let us always act in a Christian manner and trust God to take care of the rest.

“In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, high and lofty; and the hem of his robe filled the temple.”  Isaiah 6:1

“The Lord is king forever and ever…”  Psalm 10:16

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