Christians, Politics, and the Uncertainty of the Future
What does the election mean to American Christians?
He gave Israel to "themselves," and they held an election. Only 7,000 men elected Him. These men were the tribe of Levi, who, in spite of their past mistakes in Genesis 48, redeemed themselves by having the sense to vote for God.
Though God's name is not on our ballots directly, those who believe in Him look for the candidate who most resembles his character. We all know that no man looks enough like God in his policies and character to make us have a sense of peace with our choice. We can only pray that God will divinely intervene and give us the one he can work through for the good of the people.
You will remember that God cursed those who elected to serve the heathen god, Baal. You can see my illustration that godly leadership is significant. I wonder today: Is God watching this election? Does he see our feeble attempt to elect a new leader? Are we Christians strongly in agreement that we will follow Him, and only Him, through the trials and tribulations of this age?
And once we have a new president, this is a time for us to pray for him, that the image of Christ may be seen even in the frailty of human flesh.
I believe that this year is pivotal. It is the start of something earth-shaking in magnitude. God is giving us free will to elect a leader. Of course, godly leadership makes a difference. But as it was in the days of Moses, if we appoint someone God does not want, the Lord still has the heart of the king in his hand.
We must remember: The earth is God's footstool, and no weapon formed against us shall prosper.
No matter the outcome, let's walk in peace and trust the Holy Spirit to assist us in becoming the nation he would have us to be--not because of the man we selected but because of the God who elected us.