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My citizenship, My country, My job description

Romans 13:1
Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God

God is sovereign–completely. He doesn't make mistakes. He has a larger plan for His glory than my convenience or comfort.

He changed the course of human history through the cross not politics.
He changes lives through gospel of Christ's cross work, removing sin, redeeming, reconciling and restoring my relationship with God.

He changes families through the gospel.
He changes communities through the gospel.

Because of the gospel my citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). I am not from around here.

But he has transplanted me into my community, my country–not for my comfort, though I sure have more than I deserve.
He transplanted me here to make a different–not just for my country, but for His glory and the good of those around me.
He transplanted me here to be on mission–intentional living–until He chooses to take me to my eternal home with Him.

We don't depend on our elected officials to transform lives.
We don't depend on our elected officials to save our community or our country.

So what should change after an election?

Whether you are a democrat, republican or independent–no matter how you voted, if you are a Christian, your job description didn't change today.

May we be found faithful to our calling.

Author: Steve

I love to study the Bible and I love to engage with others in learning. I had been privileged to do this on a regular basis through church ministry and through part-time teaching at a local Bible colleges. Helping individuals learn to feed themselves through their own study of God’s Word is joy-giving to me. Influencing groups to do life and church from a biblically grounded, theologically faithful perspective is my passion.

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