Many have written on Facebook and blogs and tweets and other such venues about what they think of yesterdays election. Regardless of how anyone has voted, or how well received the news is from the election, we must pray for the leaders of our country. Also, though we do not live in the United States, the impact that they have deeply affects us here in the North, and so we should also be praying for the leadership in the United States. In I Timothy 2:1,2 Paul speaks about how we are commanded to pray for all those in authority, whether that's parents, teachers, bosses, pastors, kings, prime ministers, presidents, etc. We are to pray for those who in some capacity make decisions and have responsibility over others.
We must also realize that those in leadership will answer for their actions, whether good or bad, to God. In saying that there are many issues like abortion and homosexuality and other moral choices that became hotter during election time. Those issues are important, extremely important, however I fear that we lose sight of the most important issue: Salvation.
Also, when we look at both Canada and the United States, we can easily see the degeneration of our society. Our society is getting worse each day, and godlessness reigns in our world today. Arguably, both countries were founded on Christian principles, but there are very few that stand on those same Christian principles. Both the Prime Minister and the President and the governments of both countries need to come back to God. It does not seem to matter much whether a Republican or a Democrat holds the presidency. Our society needs to repent and turn to God. Our churches need to repent and focus on Him. Our morals need to be based on Scripture. Our lives must be sacrificed to God for service.
So as election time draws to a close and after all of the fall-out, let us pray for the United States. Not that it would prosper, but that God would turn the country back to Him. In saying that we also must pray for own country and its leadership.
- Assistant Pastor Rick Mitton