Christian Duty in a Democracy

In a democracy, our Christian duty is to keep reasonably informed and to vote.  It is not our duty to fret afterward about election results.

In each election, we deal with the choices set before us and choose as best we can.  Sometimes it’s a matter of choosing the good candidate over the bad one.  More often, it’s choosing the lesser of two evils.  Sometimes the choices are so bad that it’s a matter of “pick your poison.”  In any case, however, we are not called to worry; that is not a part of our duty.

When you can’t rejoice in anything else, you can always rejoice in the Lord:

Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice!
–  Philippians 4:4

…The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ; and He will reign forever and ever.
–  Revelation 11:15

Therefore, let us leave aside the duties of yesterday and tomorrow and focus only today on our duty for today.  The apostle Paul put it this way:

…one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
–  Philippians 3:13-14

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