This past week our nation voted in a sweeping referendum to send a message to Washington that we are not happy with the direction our country is taking. I will leave it to others to interpret the fact that the House of Representatives was taken away from the Democrats and given to the Republicans. We will no doubt be reading and hearing the analysis for some time to come.
My question is what, if anything, did the elections mean to God? As a pastor, my first concern is always what my boss thinks, not what my congregation thinks. Some would say that God does not care, as he is not interested in politics. I would agree that God is not a registered Republican, Democrat or Independent, but I would argue that He is very much interested in what we are doing politically for several reasons:
1. He loves people and sent His Son to die on Calvary so that we might be forgiven of our sins and live eternally with Him in Heaven. He is the author of human government and spelled out principles throughout Scripture that define and limit its functions.