This brings me to one of my questions regarding this presidential race: why have we gotten to the point where it’s acceptable to pick the lesser of two evils instead of demanding excellence? As the president of the United States of America, you are regarded as probably the most influential public official in the world. If you look into scripture, it clearly suggests that what these two were doing last night is not fit for a leader.
Paul tells Timothy how a high official should lead. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 says, “First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” If you were to watch that debate, the candidates did the opposite of what Paul says. That debate was anything but peaceful. It was full of hate towards one another. The worst part about it is that the followers of each candidate start to act like their candidate of choice. Hillary supporters are calling Trump supporters ‘deplorable,’ and Trump supporters are calling Hillary supporters pretty much the same thing. How is this godly in anyway? The country is being split into two parties. Each thinks it is ok to attack people who have different feelings and ideologies than themselves. In a time where there is so much emphasis on tolerance, there seems to be no tolerance whatsoever.
But who should we vote for? That’s for you to think through. But regardless of who wins, we need to pray for and respect that candidate. Romans 13:1-7 says:
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment. For rulers are not terrors to good conduct, but to bad. Would you have no fear of the one who is in authority? Then do what is good, and you will receive his approval, for he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer. Therefore one must be in subjection, not only to avoid God's wrath but also for the sake of conscience. For because of this you also pay taxes, for the authorities are ministers of God, attending to this very thing. Pay to all what is owed to them: taxes to whom taxes are owed, revenue to whom revenue is owed, respect to whom respect is owed, honor to whom honor is owed.”
Peace of Christ,