The Morning After: A Call To Humility
This post was originally published on November 7, 2012. Much has changed in our country since then, and much hasn’t. We’re still polarized politically. We still have the tendency to gloat if our candidate gets elected. But unlike other years, there doesn’t seem to be quite as much national pride over the choices before us. And just like other years, let’s elevate personal humility and civil kindness above political preference.
Start praying for the person who has been appointed to lead our country.
Don’t idolize them.
Don’t demonize them.
Just intercede for them and their task ahead.
Don’t place your hope in your issues.
Don’t heap your hate on your opponents.
Practically and consistently, seek the welfare of the city where God has placed you.
Your government can’t save you.
Your politics shouldn’t define you.
Your calling is greater than both of those things.
Your messiah is not a man or a woman.
Your kingdom is not this country.
The longing in your heart is not for this world, but another.
First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus… (1 Timothy 2:1-5)