Today many are worried for our country as people vote for a new president so I want to encourage you in light of God’s sovereign control over history.
Nine centuries before Christ was born, the king, Omri, and his descendants were the leaders in the country of God’s people, Israel. His political power became so great that the country became known as the “Land of Omri”. Imagine having so much influence that an entire country is referred to by your name. Yet, you have probably never even heard of this political leader and that’s because God’s estimation of Omri wasn’t so positive. 1 Kings 16:25, “And Omri did evil in the sight of the LORD, and acted more wickedly than all who were before him.” With all his influence and power ultimately Omri is not remembered because he was evil in God’s sight and did nothing to glorify God or promote His Kingdom.
Today’s election is pivotal in many ways. We will have our first ever female president or our first ever president who gained his experience primarily from the world of business and not politics or the military. This election is polarizing so I want you to please consider three things:
#1: Love – Romans 12:2, “Be sincere in your love for others.” Even if they voted for the candidate you dislike, love them. No matter who is president Christ’s Kingdom will grow and prosper if we remember to love as God loves us.
#2: Live for eternity – Revelation 11:15, “The seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven saying: The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Messiah, and He will reign forever and ever!” Live for the long run because ten thousand years after this presidential election’s winner is long forgotten, Jesus’ leadership will have only begun. So don’t fear the future – Jesus wins!
#3: No King, but Jesus – Revelation 19:16, “And on His robe and on His thigh He has a name written, ‘KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.’” Our first Christian ancestors in America used “No King, but Jesus!” as their rallying cry. Remember the eternal truth that earthly leaders rise and fall, but Jesus is always seated on His throne.
My friends and loved ones, in the midst of all the election turmoil, may your hearts be untroubled today.
Psalm 27:1, “The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?”