Hey all, how has everyone been?
Currently, I’ve been very discouraged about several things, I also have been currently wanting to go live underground until the election is over and done with.
Everything is so politically charged right now, it permeates our conversations with fear and hostility to anyone who doesn’t share your same views. While politics are important, we forget about the bigger picture when we are focused on such earthly things like what man are we going to pretend is actually in control over anything for the next four years when God has always been.
In a season where people seem to care more about if you’re liberal or conservative than whether or not you’re a strong and faithful Christian, I’d like to say these few words: It is not the most important. We are not put on this earth for politics.
“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine.”-Timothy 4:2
Preach the word, not your political options.
If we let earthly things such a politics divide and discourage us as Christians, what are we showing the world?
We are here to fight a different battle, stop fighting soldiers that are on your side.
“No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.”-2 Timothy 2:4
“Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing.”-1 Thessalonians 5:11
Politics from the pulpit is not edifying, politics in the pews is not encouraging.
In the end, this world is not our home. No, there is nothing wrong with being patriotic, but don’t forget where your real citizenship lies.
“For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ,”-Philippians 3:20
Let’s stop losing sight of the bigger picture, we don’t belong in this world, we are not of this world. Let’s stop acting like we are.
“These all died in faith, not having received the promises, but having seen them afar off, and were persuaded of them, and embraced them, and confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth.
For they that say such things declare plainly that they seek a country.
And truly, if they had been mindful of that country from whence they came out, they might have had opportunity to have returned.
But now they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.”-Hebrews 11:13-16
A friend told me that my blog posts were so short that they were pretty much Facebook posts, and I guess that since today I mentioned politics it fits in even more into Facebook, except I didn’t tell you that you were a stupid, immoral person if you didn’t vote for the person I’m voting for and there were no immature memes.
I’m sorry that my posts are so short and not in-depth, but if I pretended that I knew everything and rambled on like I had more to say, I would just be wasting both of our time, so Facebook post or not, this is all I’ve got.