The Red And The Blue

Election Day

When Jesus lived among us on earth, his blood was blue in his veins and red as it dripped and gushed when he was beaten, whipped, stripped, crowned, and crucified. He did this so that he could die in our place, taking our sin upon Him, so that we could be alive and in good standing with God the Father.

He did it for President Donald Trump and for former Vice President Joe Biden. He did it for you. He did it for me. He did that for the entire world!

He is King!

“But the Lord told him, “Listen to the people and everything they say to you. They have not rejected you; they have rejected Me as their king. They are doing the same thing to you that they have done to Me, since the day I brought them out of Egypt until this day, abandoning Me and worshiping other gods.”

1 Samuel 8:7-8 HCSB

Even God wasn’t good enough because the people of Israel rejected Him.

Please, don’t reject Jesus Christ.

When the votes are all counted and all the dust settles, some will feel defeated and others will feel victorious. In the end, God’s will is what will be done. He may have reasons that you or I don’t understand. He sees a much larger picture than you or I. He isn’t selfish as you and I are selfish.

He deserves all the Glory. He created all of what we know and more.

As for us, after God’s sunset on November 3rd and all the networks create anxiety so ratings are as high as possible, we’ll eventually, hopefully, sooner rather than later, know who will be the President of the United States of America for the next 4 years. We don’t even know that because only God knows what will happen in the next 4 years even after all the votes are counted. But hopefully, whomever we Americans vote in, will remain in office and serve us as a nation for 4 years.

As for the rest of us, here’s what Jesus might say to us…

“The poor in spirit are blessed, for the kingdom of heaven is theirs. Those who mourn are blessed, for they will be comforted. The gentle are blessed, for they will inherit the earth. Those who hunger and thirst for righteousness are blessed, for they will be filled. The merciful are blessed, for they will be shown mercy. The pure in heart are blessed, for they will see God. The peacemakers are blessed, for they will be called sons of God.”

Matthew 5:3-9 HCSB

I hope that instead of hearing things like, “He’s not my president.”, we can all respect who God has put in the position of leadership. American is great for many reasons. We get a vote. We have the freedom to worship God and let Him reign as King of our lives.

As Christians, we should be poor in spirit, humble, needing help, gentle, seek to be righteous, full of mercy, having a pure heart with pure motives, and people who make peace and help people feel at ease. We should not stir up discontentment, speak about things we know very little about as if we know about it greatly (like the fan who thinks he could be a better player and coach at the same time), and do things against God’s will and God’s Word.

“In the same way, let your light shine before men, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven.”

Matthew 5:16 HCSB

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. All things were created through Him, and apart from Him, not one thing was created that has been created. Life was in Him, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, yet the darkness did not overcome it.”

John 1:1-5 HCSB

Pray, vote, pray!

A few great quotes, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you respond to it.” Lou Holtz

And…

“What happens in your house is more important than what happens in the White House, and it always has been.” Dave Ramsey

Be Encouraging. Invest in Others!

Remember what Jesus did for ALL of us,

Intend to Live

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