Upcoming Midterm Elections: Midterm vs. Eternal
Most everyone will remember where they were the night of November 8, 2016, for it was one of the most spectacular nights in US politics. That night, against all odds, against all polls, against all conventional wisdom, Donald Trump was elected the 45th president of the United States. Things have hardly been normal since. Whatever your personal bent, I trust you will agree that we live in very interesting ‘political’ times!
In just about a week there is to be another round of voting, and some are saying that this next round will be of greater importance than that of November 2016. Of course I’m referring to the Midterm elections coming on November 6. On that day, millions will take to the polls across America in what is being call “the most consequential midterm elections in modern U.S. history.” Most eyes will be on the 35 or so seats up for grabs in the Senate. This is high-stakes politics for sure!
Although this is all quite interesting, and consequential, the actual election is not my main focus here (aren’t you glad?). The reason is because this particular election, as with all others before or after it, will soon be nothing more than a vague memory. But there is an election that you and I are ‘voting’ in every day of our lives that has eternal consequences. Read what God says carefully:
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if you do these things, you shall never fall. 2 Peter 1:10
I’ll admit, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitements of this world, whether politics, sports, entertainment, or any number of distractions that could make our calling and election unsure. But really, is anything more important than living forever with Jesus? NO. Nothing.
This is certainly a time for prayer. To my readers I issue this call for prayer: Pray for our leaders. Pray for our country. Pray that you and I will not be found “weighed in the balance and found wanting” (Daniel 5:27). Right now would be a great time to pause, and ask Jesus to come into your life anew. Only He has the power to save, heal, forgive, and restore. No politician on any ballot on November 6 has that kind of power. Period. And unlike the many promises being thrown around in hopes of garnishing your vote, the Lord’s promises are sure, trustworthy, and exceedingly precious.
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Yes, we’ll be watching what happens on November 6.
But more importantly, let’s prepare ourselves for entrance into God’s eternal kingdom.