Who loves election season?! Yeah, crickets. I am soooo over it. I can’t even fine the best vine videos or pics of people’s kids on Facebook, through all of the whining and personal jabbing about politics.
I will give some street cred to the people who are trying to put some above bar thought out there and analysis on the whole situation, but let’s face it, I’m not going to Facebook to connect on a deeper intellectual level, so I’m prob not going to list it in the sources of my next great political thesis.
That all being said, it’s super tough to know what is right as a believer when it comes to politics. That whole WWJD situation tends to fly out the window when the mud starts slinging- especially if you have a candidate who you feel is the clear choice.
What a beautiful mess that Satan has created by taking something designed to help, unify and protect God’s people, government, and turned it into the exact opposite (just like he does with everything). We find ourselves this election a people divided, angry, personally offended.
All of that aside, what does the Bible actually say about civil government?
Furthermore, you shall select out of all the people able men who fear God, men of truth, those who hate dishonest gain; and you shall place these over them as leaders of thousands, of hundreds, of fifties and of tens Exodus 18:21
You may read that and have a specific candidate in mind. You may read that and think, ‘CRAP! Now I have no one.’ No matter what you think, our job as His people is to pray and uplift our leader and trust God’s hand on it.
Look at Kings in the old testament, all the kings, if you will. In the whole of the Old Testament there is an ebb and flow of man doing well obeying God and then getting smacked back down to the reality of how small he was because he would begin to think he could do it on his own. This happened again and again and again, and they never learned. Why, because they were people! We know better than to put so much faith into people, and we have to be the ones who remember that, that everyone is flawed and we all fall short.
What we can do now is pray for our leaders, pray for God’s hand on who our leader becomes and pray for the heart of that leader. Pray that our new leader speaks and believes in truth, and pray that for all levels of your government.
What will I do? For whom will my ballot be cast? At this moment, I honestly don’t know, but I do know I am praying for clear direction, and for my shallow kid picture viewing to stop being interrupted so much by all the rants 😉