Tomorrow is Election Day. The popular votes will be counted, the electoral college votes totaled, and the winning candidate as our next president will be announced. Will the disunity cease? Will the riots, protests, and calls for reform stop? Will the racial tensions calm down? Most likely not. The results of tomorrow’s election very well may cause more friction, more political turmoil, division, and riots. If that happens, and let’s pray it doesn’t, how should we as Christians respond? The world is extremely dark and desperately in need of a light to find their way. Jesus said, “I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life” (John 8:12). We can shine best shine our light (Matthew 5:16) in this dark world by correctly responding to this election, to the pandemic, to this difficult year in the following four ways.
Christians must respond to the government with obedience (Romans 13:1-4). Christians should respond to all people with integrity, respect, and honor (Romans 13:5-7). Christians must correctly respond to any and all political disagreements with love (Romans 13:8-10). Lastly, Christians should respond by standing for righteousness,
“Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong. Let all your things be done with charity” (1 Corinthians 16:13-14).
Have you voted yet? If not please take time tomorrow to do so!