Peter 2:11-17, Jeremiah
14:1-10 & 20:6-9
never forget that we are strangers and pilgrims in this land. Fundamental
to being a Christian is to be separated from the world. To be
separated does not mean isolated. We still live and function in
society, seeking its welfare without loyalty to the world system.
This is the advice that Jeremiah gave to the exile. See Jeremiah
29:7. We are to be in this world but not of this world.
church and state mix it is not good for the church. God works
within the system that He has permitted and is able to raise up
and bring down those in leadership to achieve His ultimate
purpose. God is always in control.
challenges us with who is in control and who do we trust and give our
loyalty to. The question is who do we really trust for our
protection. Who do we trust God to provide or the state.
Always remember to give credit to God for what good government often
does. To expect the state to do what only God can do is to
idolize the state; and that would be idolatry.
you choose to vote you should be of the mind that says you are seeking
the welfare of the land in which you live, recognizing that it is God
who is at work and in control, not the state.
more highly of the state, as those the state is in control, would be
idolatry and for Christian that must not be. If this is where
you find yourself don't vote.
a personal heart check for idolatry