Election Day is right around the corner. So who do we vote for? Who do we choose? When thinking about candidates sometimes we have to settle for the better of the two. Neither may be perfect, both could be far from the ideal president but if we are voting American citizens, we try to choose the one that best resembles a biblically moral and sound individual. This can be a hard choice and has caused many to lose sleep.
Well I want to talk about the election that matters and that is being elected by God. When God looks at all individuals, He does not settle for the most moral or the “better” candidate. He has strict rules and guidelines for obedience. If one does not fit those qualities or characteristics of obedience, then he will not be chosen by God. A person can be moral and live a good life without having accepted God and His word. Matthew 7:21-23 lets us know that there are those who will profess to know Christ but did not do the will of His Father, because they did not worship in Spirit and Truth (John 4:24).
In 2 Peter 1:10, Peter calls us to “…be all the more diligent to make certain about His calling and choosing you; for as long as you practice these things (2 Peter 1:5-8), you will never stumble.” We have an individual obligation in life to work out our own salvation with fear and trembling (Philippians 2:12). In 2 Timothy 3:16-17, we find that the word of God is able to equip the man of God for every good work. Jesus says in John 14:15, that if we love Him we will keep His commandments. Jesus’ commands come from the word of God and the only way to know what He said is to dig in and dig deep. What election are we more worried about? The one that will decide who will be in the office for the next four years? Or the one that will decide where you will spend eternity? Think about it.