The Ultimate King

In this divisive election season, it’s easy for Christians to get caught up in very un-Christ-like behavior.
As we enter into election day, here are two points for Christians to remember.
I. Christians are called to be good citizens – Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be
obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to
be gentle toward everyone. (Titus 3:1-2) In the early days of the church, this meant simply obeying whatever the
emperor said (as long as it didn’t conflict with their obedience to God). In America, that gets a bit trickier,
because, at least in theory, we, the people, ARE the government. This means we should be involved in the
process. Learn about the candidates. Vote wisely. And, if you feel something needs changed, work to be that
agent of change within the bounds of the law. But in all things remember that your behavior reflects on Christ.
Act in a way that would bring Him honor.

II. No matter what happens this week, God is still King – God reigns over the nations; God is seated on his holy
throne. (Psalm 47:8). While we should strive to have our voices heard in politics, we must not overly fret about
the government of this world because our true authority is in Heaven. Some of you reading this will be thrilled by
the results of the election. Some of you will be disappointed. Feeling either way is fine and natural. But don’t
despair if your candidate loses because God is still on His throne.