Machias Community Church

The Election Results 

Posted by Pastor Ron Wednesday, November 07, 2012 9:42:00 AM

Are you pleased, perhaps even elated with the results of the Election? Or are you discourage, perhaps even enraged with the results of the Election?

Which Election you should have asked. But did you?

Did your mind immediately turn to the results of yesterday's US elections or did you immediately think of the Election that took place in Eternity Past according to the foreknowledge of God.

First thoughts count. They reveal what is most important to us. They reveal our truest heart condition. And that is something we need to look at honestly, acknowledge and own.

IF Jesus is your King (and He has specifically stated that His Kingdom is not of this world) why would you be either elated or discouraged over the results of an election in and of this world?  Unless of course you have let yourself become diverted from the task he has set before you. Unless you have become entangled in the affairs of this world, to use Paul's metaphor.

Take a step back. Take a deep breath. Take a look in the mirror of God's Word  and see who you really are and where your citizenship truly lies. Then take a seat.

Then get to work.