I’m reading a lot of conversations today involving Christians who are either feeling as if the world was never better (left-leaning) or feeling a little like the sky is falling (right-leaning).
I’m not an expert on politics, but I do know something about the Bible. Regardless of whether you enjoyed or hated the President’s speech, here are a few things that won’t change:
- Faith in Christ will still deliver all who believe from their sin and release the redeeming power of the Living God in a life, a family, a community, a state, a nation, and our world. (Acts 26:15-18)
- Make disciples will still be the Lord Jesus’ central command to His people. (Matthew 28:19)
- I will build My church and nothing will stand against Me is still the Son of God’s promise to His people. (Matthew 16:18)
- Equip the saints is still the New Testament’s job description for the leaders of the church. (Ephesians 4:12)
- Preach the word is still the pastor’s core responsibility before God. (2 Timothy 4:2)
- You shall receive power is still what the church should expect as witnesses to Christ. (Acts 1:8)
- Ask in My name is still Jesus’ guarantee to any Christian who begs the Father to let him or her do the greater works of the church age. (John 14:12-14)
- Love one another is still His Great Commandment to His people (John 13:34-35).
- The Lord we worship is still the God of Justice (Isaiah 30:18).
- And to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with our God is still our responsibility (Micah 6:8).
Come to think of it, all the stuff that should matter most to Christians didn’t shift a bit since the State of the Union Speech…whether you and I lean left or right.⇦Tweet that!
Presidents come and go, but the Lord Jesus Christ is the same—yesterday, today, and forever. (Hebrews 13:5)⇦Tweet that!