So I’m not much for political commentary. I don’t know much about world economics, social policy, or international affairs, but I KNOW this:
For the Lord Most High is awesome. He is the great King of all the earth… For God is the King over all the earth. Praise him with a psalm. God reigns above the nations, sitting on his holy throne. Psalm 47:2 7-8
Today you may be a Christian, filled with angst, that Barak Obama was re-elected. You may be a Christian who is disappointed that other Christians are vehemently against a candidate you supported. What now? The election is over. Where do we go from here?
I read this today from Dr. Doy Moyer and think this is the best response to God’s people living in a foreign land, which is where we are, a foreign land.
It is clear that America is not united. And it isn’t the political division per se that is the real problem; it’s the moral division. There is no moral consensus because there is no moral standard. For decades our nation has drunk deeply from the well for subjectivism, humanism, and moral relativism. And now we are proudly bloated on our own lack of values. But it’s not just America. It’s the world.
Yet, fellow Christians, what else do we expect? Do we think that the world, for all its denial of God and godly values, will suddenly restore itself? Will the philosophies of mere men result in that which glorifies God? Hardly. And never will it be so.Make no mistake. We will reap what we sow.
But now here is the challenge for us all. Will we sow the word of God? If anything, Christians ought to be even more acutely aware of their God-given responsibility to spread the kingdom of God.
The problem of this world is the problem of sin, and that will be manifested in all areas, including the leaders we choose and the lifestyles we accept and glorify.Now, more than ever, the words of Jesus should be ringing in our ears: “Allow the dead to bury their own dead; but as for you, go and proclaim everywhere the kingdom of God” (Luke 9:60).
Children of God, let’s take our battle out of the political arena today and into the hearts of men where the fields are truly ripe for harvest.
The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit. These were his instructions to them: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields. Now go, and remember that I am sending you out as lambs among wolves. Luke 10:1-3