NOVEMBER 10, 2022
The midterm elections are now behind us, even if the complete results are not. The results show some changes in the majority of the House of Representatives, while the Senate likely will not be decided for at least a few more days or even weeks.
As always, about half of Americans will be happy with the result and another half will be disappointed. And in this current environment, we haven't been this divided since before the Civil War. The things people are saying and doing these days lead me to believe this is true. The coarseness of dialogue, the anger and vitriol, and the acts of violence and terrorism we see all around us are at really high and dangerous levels.
I hope that regardless of the results of any election (and how you may feel after this particular one), you’ll remember Jesus’ amazingly poignant words on this subject in John 18:36:
“My kingdom is not of this world.”
At the end of the day, this world will pass away one day— and that day may be sooner than any of us realize. But the Kingdom of God will arrive and be here to stay when Jesus returns.
So I hope you are living for the Kingdom of God more than the kingdoms of this world. After all, the kingdom of God will not arrive because of a human government, and God is sovereign over all the election results as He works out His master plan for the world.
Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all the things that really matter will be given to you by God (Matthew 6:33).
That’s our focus here at Lakeshore, to help you continually seek the things that matter for eternity.
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