Did you hear that it’s an election year? You know. Passions flaring. Stances taken. Insults slung. Promises made. Hope rising. Smirks flashing. You get the picture.
Don’t worry. This isn’t a political post. I just pray that we as “the church” truly take Peter’s words to heart.
Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people.
1 Peter 2:13-15
Bottom line. God is in control…even over elections.
I think it’s wise and good to cast our vote at the polls. I think it’s wise to be slightly informed when we do. I think it’s wise for us to pray. But in the end, it’s vital to remember who ultimately reigns.
Regardless of what happens next month, God hasn’t fallen off His throne. And as His children that means we’re commanded to “fear not.” We’re instructed to “be subject for the Lord’s sake,” because when we spill His love and do good to the undeserving, we reflect Him. And the foolish are silenced. (His words, not mine.)
Vote. But then rest. He’s got (even) this.
What did you take away from Peter’s words this week? Let’s chat about it in the comments.
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