Doing Our Job
I hope we as believers do not get too tangled up in the character of Presidential candidates. [I even compared one to some pretty important standards for believers (see below). ]
As many agree neither is ideal.
I am concerned that believers not lean too heavily on what someone else, even a President, will do or not do for the real Kingdom. After all, making disciples is our commission as individuals.
Many of God’s people, in anticipating the coming of the Messiah, had difficulty understanding how a God that had presented Himself as a great cloud, a fire, one whose glory could not even be looked at directly could:
• show up as a helpless infant of a poor couple from a humble village
• pay almost no attention to Pilate, much less Emperor Augustus. [Interestingly, leadership after Augustus was much worse—especially for believers! The Jews, themselves, had a long history of horrible kings. Many consider that Jesus was not far away if not just across town when, a more local leader, Herod, decapitated John the Baptist.]
• ride a donkey into Jerusalem
• be spat on, scourged beyond recognition and die naked on a Roman cross
Yet, He has turned the world upside down. Rejected, He is our cornerstone….we are the interlocking bricks.
May I do my job daily.