I just finished reading this post by Kevin DeYoung at The Gospel Coalition:
Politics Is HellImagine your life were an open book.
Every conversation recorded. Every errant word written down. Every gaffe broadcast before all.
What if everything you ever did was fair game?
What if every action and every decision were held up to the severest scrutiny?
What if all your last minute apologies failed to satisfy?
How would you feel to realize someone knew everything about your past? And someone was chronicling everything about your present?
How would you like to face a barrage of questions for every inconsistency in your life?
What a fearful proposition: anything you ever say or ever do can, and often will, be held against you. If an adversary so desired, he could paint an ugly picture of any of us. And without resorting to lies.
It’s a scary thought to think that your whole life could be an open book. With defenses that do not hold, and sorry’s that do not stick, and excuses which only make things worse.
And that’s the day of judgment without the blood of Christ.
Um Wow! That hit me in the gut.
There is NO escaping the fact that this is a huge day! Tuesday night every channel on television will be about the election results – and the suspense of such a tension filled race has us all on the edge of our seats. It’s riveting.
I’ll be honest – I’m very concerned about the direction and future of our country. Elections have consequences and we decide for our children what kind of America they will grow up in. Our family cares about this election. But after voting – as believers we must press on. God has mandated one way to change this world and it’s through the transforming power of his word and Christ’s work on the cross.
Do not confront culture just with your vote but with the spiritual power of God’s word.
John McArthur says: “This is a lesson evangelicals ought to know from church history. Whenever the church has focused on evangelism and preaching the gospel, her influence has increased. When she has sought power by political, cultural, or military activism, she has damaged or spoiled her testimony.”
So if it was a rough day at the polls – do not lose heart! Do not give way to fear.
Do as Christ said “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Teach them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28:19,20
And please – do vote. Not just for you and your children - but also for our military who depend on you to choose their Commander and Chief. They need a man in the oval office they can trust.
Walk with the King,