Topic: Election Results
Colossians 3:12–14 (NKJV) “12 Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. 14 But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection.”
Our country has been saturated by all kinds of media campaigns to try and persuade us for who we should elect into office. We have seen ads for various presidential candidates as well as other political offices. But one thing is clear, we are not just electing a person, we are electing a person to perform the job that they are running for.
For the president-elect to become president, they must take the following oath, “I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
In other words, the person and the expectation the person will “faithfully execute” the duties of their office are of equal importance.
As Christians, God has elected us to “faithfully execute” living a life that is wholly submitted to following Jesus Christ (aka the life of a Christian). As our scripture above states, this includes exercising mercy, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, bearing with one another, forgiving one another and above all, loving one another.
You may not feel qualified to live according to the standards of the Bible… We may say, we don’t have a degree, we don’t have the financial resources, we don’t have relevant experience or we don’t have the political connections to be able to faithfully execute the Christian life, etc, etc.
But God doesn’t elect the qualified, He qualifies the elect.
You will be able to “faithfully execute” living a Christian life as you spend time with Jesus. You don’t need qualifications, experience, money or political connections to live the Christian life. You simply need to put your faith in Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior and spend time with Him. Read your Bible, pray, commune with Him, spend time with other children of God and abandon sin.
Jesus equips the person who trusts in Him to be able to “faithfully execute” living a Christian life. Just as we elect Jesus to be President/King/Lord of our life, so He has elected us as Christians to live for Him.