by Kelly Robinson November 08, 2016 1 Comment

Did you happen to see the recent 60 Minutes segment where the focus group reflects the nation's dark mood ahead of election day I highly recommend that you take the time to watch it. You can find it here. It was disturbing and eye-opening, yet, unfortunately, not so shocking. The mediator who has been doing these focus groups for many years was understandably upset by the groups’ behavior towards one another. Things got heated as the questions went on, and people got more and more rude to one another…talking over each other, not listening, not wanting to learn anything on which anyone else was giving their perspective.

This reminds me of these powerful verses: “But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boastful, proud, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, without love, unforgiving, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not lovers of the good, treacherous, rash, conceited, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God…” (2 Tim. 3:1-4)

In direct contrast to the above, Christ-followers are called to: Put on then, as God's chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord, has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put-on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful” (Col. 3:12-15).

(Mirror-check, James 1:23-25, are you looking more like the world, or more like Jesus Christ?)

And, we are not to worry one iota about who wins this election!!! God is in control!

He has established all authorities (Romans 13)

He sets up Kings and takes them down (Dan. 2:21)

We are called to pray for Kings and all those in authority (1 Tim. 2:2)

We are subject to every authority (1 Peter 2:13-14)

May your day be grace-filled,

Kelly Sue





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Ami
Ami

January 19, 2017

I would love to see a t-shirt with all of these verses! What a way to spread the message of what God does for us.

maybe something like:

God is in control of my life… Not the people or things of this world.
He has established all authorities (Romans 13)

He sets up Kings and takes them down (Dan. 2:21)

We are called to pray for Kings and all those in authority (1 Tim. 2:2)

We are subject to every authority (1 Peter 2:13-14)

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