October 15, 2012

As you well know, the election is right around the proverbial corner. You still have a week to register if you haven’t already. Register here. I think that all believers should be good stewards and vote. That said, I have little hope that things will change in a big way. Here are “7 Things Christians Need to Remember About Politics.” Here are the last two:

6. Don’t be paranoid. The country is not going to be destroyed if your candidate loses. As 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” Stand up and demonstrate what God has given you. America has functioned—albeit, at varying levels of success—for years under the direction of alternating Democrat and Republican control, and at every flip, the other side thought it was the end of the world. It’s not. And if we’re a Church that believes God is in control, we have to believe that He is the one in control of the end times—not Barack Obama, not Mitt Romney and not whoever succeeds them.

7. Stop saying, “This is the most important election in the history of our nation.” It’s not. The most important election in the history of our nation was when Abraham Lincoln was elected president. Before that, we thought it was okay to own people. Every generation thinks it’s living in the most important moment in history. We’re not, our parents were not and our children probably won’t be. And that’s OK.

We often sense that we don’t seek God like we should. The easy distraction of TV or some other activity woo us away from seeking him. Here is some encouragement for those of us with weak hearts.

So, dear friend, I hope this encourages you to seek God with your whole heart today, even if your heart feels small. I trust that God will increase our love for Him as we persevere to make much of Him and less of ourselves on this earth.

William Mounce tackles the divorce exception clauses in the book of Matthew. I recommend this article not because his take on those Matthew passages is novel, but because he offers us good advice when we hear someone say “The Greek says …” Here you go:

First of all, if someone claims that the Greek says something that none of the translations say, dismiss their idea and walk away.

Tim Keller’s book on marriage is $2.99 for Nook and Kindle. This is sure to be a helpful volume. Also Live Free: Eliminate the If Onlys and What Ifs of Life is free for Nook and Kindle. I don’t know if this book is any good. It is, however, published by Moody. So, it might be worth downloading.


One Response to “Destinations”

  1. teriard1 Says:

    Good stuff! You are on a roll today.

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