It is good to reflect the day after election day on how wonderful a process the elections are. No matter who won, we have the ability to express our beliefs and vote for who we want. This freedom is such a blessing. So today, red or blue, be thankful for the peaceful way we express our desire for leaders and the controlled way the exchange will happen over the next few months. Following that theme here are two mini-thoughts for this post election Wednesday
I think it was interesting that the verse of the day at Bible Gateway today is this from Romans:
“[Submission to Governing Authorities] Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”- Romans 13:1
Whether your man (or women) won or lost, remember that God has established the authorities, and we should give them the respect that is espoused in their position.
The second mini-thought today is about freedom. Like I said above it is such a blessing. Today relish in that, and realize that is a gift, however, don’t use it for selfishness, use that freedom each and everyday to bring glory to god.
13-17Make the Master proud of you by being good citizens. Respect the authorities, whatever their level; they are God’s emissaries for keeping order. It is God’s will that by doing good, you might cure the ignorance of the fools who think you’re a danger to society. Exercise your freedom by serving God, not by breaking the rules. Treat everyone you meet with dignity. Love your spiritual family. Revere God. Respect the government. (1 Peter 2:15-17, The Message)