That Christ and the Gospel, Not Elections, Would Be the Center of Our Joy

Election 1Revised and Re-posted

It’s time to begin to think about mid-term elections and this came up on my random post generator. It’s a post I did after the election and not inappropriate to remember the whole year. Now would also be a good time to buy and read or buy and give or recommend my book to a friend. here’s a link to one of the place you can get it from on the internet.  (LINK)

Yesterday was election day and today candidates and voters are licking their wounds and celebrating their victories. It is a good time to remind Christians that our hope is not in Green Party Candidates, Democrats, Republicans, Independents, Libertarians or Tea Party people. Our hope is in the living God.

Our hope is in the God who loves and redeems a people for Himself (Titus 2:14) and that people redeemed by Him would realize that they are on mission, meaning …

  • They are created in Christ Jesus for good works (Ephesians 2:10)
  • They are called to be holy as He is holy (Matthew 5:48)
  • They will live a life that is on mission to the lost and dying of our world (Luke 19:10)
  • They will encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all. … not repay anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
    • and proclaim the gospel to the ends of the earth (Matthew 28)

So whether your candidate won or loss on Tuesday, don’t forget that the number one job of the Christian is to know God and make Him known. Job one for all of us who claim Christ as our Savior, the thing that is “of first importance” (1 Corinthians 15:1-4), is the preaching of the good news of Jesus Christ and the making of disciples.

So pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ, that elections victories or defeats would not hold dominate sway on our joy.

Pray that Jesus Christ, crucified, dead, and raised to life for our sin and salvation would be the center pivot of our joy.

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