Sometimes, are we not just glad things are done and forgotten? Halloween ended last night and now we can move on with the rest of the year. Halloween being a controversial topic to many, it is good to have some relief of argument and bickering. I suspect this will also be on many people’s hearts and minds once the election is over.
Christians who once had all things in common (Acts 2:44; Phil 1:27), no longer see the seem to have that when election comes around. We begin to bicker and argue as if the election was the most important thing in the world. Now, I am not taking away the importance of the election to some, I know it is important to you, I see it on your Facebook pages. I wonder what was most important to Paul? Well we do not have to wonder, he tells us in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, that preaching the Gospel of Christ or the good news of Christ, “was of first importance” (1 Cor. 15:3 NASB).
I hope and pray once this election is over, that Christians can begin to work on what Paul expected from the Christians in Philippi, “Only conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ, so whether I come and see you or remain absent, I will hear of you that you are standing firm in one spirit, with one mind striving together for the faith of the gospel” (Phil 1:27). To me (flag word), I believe what Paul told Timothy, in 2 Timothy 2:3-4 “Suffer hardship with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier”, tells us something about the election process. Paul is not saying have absolutely nothing to do with everyday life ,but do not let in entangle you or distract you from your duty as a soldier for Christ. If this election has overtaken you and your Facebook page to the point of distraction and entanglement, then you may have a problem. There is no problem with having a vote or say in this election, but do not let that be the only thing on your mind, as if it was the most important thing on your mind. Especially, do not let it get in the way of our unity and love with the brethren.
I hope that even before this is all over, we can let go of our deep attachment to the everyday life and focus on our heavenly calling. “Love your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. The second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 22:37-40).
Let us consider our ways!!! (Hag. 1:7)