What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s. — I Corinthians 6:19-20
Today is Election Day in the United States of America; a time set apart by the crafters of our Republic to allow the people to have a say in their own governance. Some see it as a time to make a stand against a certain platform, while others take it for granted—thinking their voice wouldn’t make a difference. There are many complaints about the current system, yet no one, on any other continent, has been able to come up with a new or revised system that accomplished what our Founders’ envisioned.
There has been many popular preachers, writers, bloggers, and “couch theologians” that have written a myriad of articles, blogs, and even devoted entire messages of how believers should vote. From my viewpoint, most have been written as a slander against the President, notably attacking his personal life (marriages, divorces, language, etc). While no one should be dismissive of past behavior, it must be noted that a standard cannot simply appear for one candidate and not another. Those that are quick to point out the President’s past sins, seemingly turn a blind eye to sins of other candidates, and past leaders.
The Bible is filled with men who were just that, and only that—men. They failed, they cursed, they committed adultery, murder, and even deserted our Lord. However, in each instance, the Lord judged their personal sins, AND (are you listening?)... forgave their past sins. Those that refused to honor and seek God’s forgiveness with a repentant heart, God totally removed them out of His way. He can do that—He’s God.