Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Please Vote but...

Of course there is a but because even though we are doing the right thing by making our voices heard we also need to remember that God puts people into places for a reason. We honestly do not have ultimate control as he is the one taking care of us and making his will for us. We need to do as Peter talks about and be mindful that even if the rulers that are put into place are not the Christian leaders we seek for our lives we need to respect them and honor their rules. We may not agree on things that they do and it's okay to feel that way but we can not slander then because then we are slandering God who created them and orchestrated their lives. He has purpose for everything and we need to trust that he will take care of us even in times of bad leaders!

"13 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human authority: whether to the emperor, as the supreme authority, 14 or to governors, who are sent by him to punish those who do wrong and to commend those who do right. 15 For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor."

1 Peter 2:13-17 (New International Version © 2010)

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