Today I was going to write about how integrating church and politics can be a good thing if done right but, I was made aware by some, much wiser than I, that I have much to learn first before I can make such an argument. Instead I’ll be talking about how us as Christians should act in relation to politics.
The first thing is we still have to recognize that those who we disagree with are humans at the end of the day. That the thing we should want most for them is to know Christ and his will, love and grace. I am very much into politics, (If you’ve spent any time reading my blog, you know this.) so I am very strong in my beliefs in what is right for this country and get upset when others not only don’t see it but do the opposite. However, that is no excuse for me not to pray for them, and hope the Lord is good to them if that be his will.
Secondly, I believe we all can agree that there is a lot wrong with this country. That we aren’t living up to what we could be. I was reminded of these verses today. ESV 2 Chronicles 7:13-15 “When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, 14 if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 15 Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place.”
Prayer is the most powerful thing we can do. That is why I have it as one of the five these we need to do in 2021. If you’re best friend told you tomorrow that he had all the power in the universe and could do anything if only you asked, would you ask? That is what we have with the Lord. That doesn’t mean He will, what actually might need to be done is something else but, there is nothing to be lost by bringing your case to God.
All this to say, recognize the opposition as people, and to pray so that things may get better.