People are on one side or the other of the political spectrum, including Christians, and many are very vocal about who they believe should run our country—and who they think Jesus would vote for.
But the question shouldn’t be who Jesus would vote for, the question should be: what would Jesus say in response to this election? What would His reaction be to all of this division? He would model how to love those who vote differently. He would demonstrate love and grace to those who have opposing beliefs.
In this divisive culture, we need to remember and model Matthew 22:37-40, “Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” The first commandant is to love the Lord your God with all of who you are. When you do that, you are then able to fulfill the second commandment, which is to love your neighbor as yourself.
In this 4-part series, Pastor Miles addresses the political climate and what the response should be of people who are Christ followers. He explains the importance of living like Jesus and living under the authority of His kingdom. We are to render our vote to man, but reserve our hearts only for God.