What I read today:
1 Corinthians 15; Mark 3-4; Isaiah 31; Job 31-32; Judges 7; Genesis 31
We rely on several things for our safety and security. Our jobs, our government, the courts, the police, our bank accounts, and our nation’s military, to name just a few.
Unfortunately, many in the church have decided to make a deal with the devil himself. They have decided to get in bed with politicians. Now I’m not saying that all politicians are evil. That would be unfair. However, politics, in general, are filled with people who are only concerned with one thing. They want to stay in office. Thus they will say and do whatever is necessary to remain in office. If that means acting like a Christian, they’ll act like a Christian. Throughout history, every time the Church has gotten into bed with politicians, it hasn’t ended well.
God warned Israel about this type of situation in Isaiah 31. Israel had made alliances with Egypt and believed that the military might of Israel and Egypt would win the day against Assyria. They were wrong.
Christians need to realize that God is not a democrat or a republican. He’s God. As Christians, we have the right to vote and to voice our opinions thanks to the nation we live in. However, the reliance on politicians to stop the moral decay in our country is misplaced.
To change our country, states, counties, cities, and neighborhoods, Christians need to get out from behind their television sets and live lives of love. We need to be the salt and light of our communities. Not demanding change and screaming at politicians. No, we need to be out in our communities proclaiming the gospel through acts of love and grace. We need to be feeding the poor, clothing the homeless, visiting the prisoner, and loving those who need to be loved.
If we genuinely want to change the world, we need to stop paying lobbyists in Washington and spend that money on spreading the Gospel in our own neighborhoods.