Posted by: pastortomvabeach | November 5, 2014

Thought for the Week November 9, 2014

 

Well the election season is over. The signs will come down and the spate of commercials will stop, at least temporarily. I think, for most of us, this comes as a relief whether our candidate or issue won or list, simply because the incessant campaigning, polling, and prognosticating can begin to be overdone and irritating. I’m really glad it’s over for a while.

So what do we do now? The nation has voted to change the leadership in the U.S. Senate which some think will begin to solve every difficulty we face as a nation. Is that so? Can we, therefore, rest and just let the good times roll?

I think not. Though I believe that God ordains government for the good of the world and people, I also know that regardless of who is in power, every single one of them is a flawed human being. They all make mistakes and almost all act at some time or other out of selfish purposes. I’m sure every one of our elected leaders tries to do the best he or she can but that’s all they can do, the best a flawed human being can do.

Our task now, as it was before the election, is to be tireless and persistent in praying for our local and national leaders so that, while they do the best they can, God is working in and through them to do what only He can do. Paul wrote to Timothy, I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus. (I Timothy 2:1-5) This tells us that we should pray in every way we know how for every elected official in our government. Paul says it’s good and that this is what makes for a life that is quiet and peaceful, not to mention people who live in godliness and reverence.

How we need this result today. Remember, our elected leaders are not God. There is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, and we must keep Him on the throne and in the loop. We do that by trusting Him no matter who is in power and by letting Him in on everything our nation and world needs through prayer. Will you recommit to hold our public servants before the Lord fervently and regularly? That’s our job. If we do our job well, it helps them to do their well. Just a thought.

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