Post-Election Reflections

Post Election Reflections

Then Daniel praised the God of heaven. He said, “Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power. He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. Daniel 2:19- 21

God says, “Don’t raise your fists! Don’t raise your fist in defiance at the heavens or speak with such arrogance. For no one on earth– from east or west, or even from the wilderness- should raise a defiant fist. It is God alone who judges; He decides who will rise and who will fall. Psalms 75:4-7.

Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. Romans 13:1-2.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. This is good and pleases God our Savior who wants everyone to be saved and to understand the truth. I Timothy 2:1-3.

Let us pray that our current leaders and the newly elected leaders will create and maintain an order in the house of the State that allows God’s people to freely be the hands and feet of God to all people regardless of their immigration status, their orientation, their race or their choices. It is my observation that the Church, although it has often failed in its calling to do the above, is better equipped than the State to show sacrificial love and compassion to those in need.

Let us rise up in this hour with renewed determination to lay down our lives for the wellbeing of those God brings into our lives. “We know what real love is because Jesus gave up his life for us. So we also ought to give up our lives for our brothers and sisters. If someone has enough money to live well and sees a brother or sister in need but shows no compassion– how can God’s love be in that person? Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions. I John 3:16-18.

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