If we are born again, we are citizens of Heaven. We are also citizens where we reside. As disciples, we need to know how to meet our responsibilities in both places of citizenship. We tend to extremes, if we are not careful. Some are so occupied with Christian pursuits that, by default, they leave the door open to the entry of "the cloven hoof" to damage our country and our world. When there is no resistance, the enemy advances! On the other hand, it is even more tragic if we become so involved with impacting society that we neglect our Spiritual responsibilities. A true Biblical approach is to major on the Spiritual and bring God's Word to bear on our fallen world. Being lights, we are to expose what is wrong. Incidentally, our light is a reflection of Him, Who is the Light of the world. Light, in Scripture, is often the bringing of understanding to sin darkened minds. How we do this needs to be properly understood. We do it by modeling life as God desires it to be lived. True abundant living (John 10:10) is letting His character be developed in us and then lived out through us. We need to vote for that which is right, according to His Word. We need to graciously, firmly, Scripturally, resist Satan's encroachments. We need to defend God's standards and the inerrancy of His Word. We need to vote. We need to educate ourselves and others on what is right to vote on and what is wrong that we need to vote against. We need to bring well reasoned appeals to our political representatives to do the right thing and resist their re-election if they vote for wrong things. This may mean that God just might want some mature disciples to run for office. Not buying from those that support sinful things sends a message, if enough people do this. Lest we mistakenly believe that our efforts will succeed, let me remind you that unless they are bathed in prayer, we can't expect God's intervention. Tomorrow, Lord willing, we'll discuss "salt." Selah! We need to be sure that our lens are clean for the Light to shine through. Ron
"That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world…." (Philippians 2:15).