So yesterday was Inauguration Day and I did not post anything concerning it except a few laughs and giggles. I loved every picture of chucks and pearls because even though I did not participate by wearing either, I did love and appreciate the beautiful historic meaning behind it all. That simple gesture was more about the woman who would become the FIRST Vice President of the United States of America than her color or her political party and that within itself should have been enough for every woman to smile a little bigger and even send out a sweet head nod of congratulation. But it didn’t and that’s okay because we are human, and we just don’t always get it right.
Before going to bed last night or rather this morning, I read a post that said all the right things concerning believers and how we should function in what pleases God more than all this other stuff but what sadden me about the post was that it still lingered on creating division. The title stated – “How should believers respond to a BIDEN presidency?” when in my Godly opinion, it should have simply said “How should believers respond to the Ways of the World”? See God is very specific about what we should love and what we should not, and those Words have absolutely nothing to do with political parties but the hearts and intentions of people. He specifically says that we should hate, dislike all that is evil, and I am here to let us all know that evil comes in so many forms. Evil comes in the donkey and the elephant, the left and the right, the liberal and the conservative, the protester and the rioter, the straight and the gay, the rich and the poor, the black and the white, the virgin and the promiscuous, the addict and the sober minded, the man and the woman. That is why God did not point out a specific group of people because He knew that we ALL could fall prey to evil. So, He gave clear instructions for US as individuals to follow.
Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. ~ Romans 12:9 NIV
The heaviness that I felt when I woke up this morning from that title just really broke my heart because we as believers, whether knowingly or unknowingly are making political parties, man-made things greater than God. The church should be enticing unity now more than ever but because we are so stuck on the words released from people with worldly agendas, that we can’t even open our hearts to hear God for ourselves. I have searched through the bible looking for that part where God points out the political party that we should hate, and I can’t find it. I may be overlooking it because I am not a bible scholar. So, if anyone knows the scripture(s) please share it with me because I honestly want to know it and correct myself. Because that is where it starts, with me CORRECTING me, my heart and my stinking thinking. I do not have all the answers, but I know I have access to instruction to guide me.
At the end of the day, just because a person follows a certain political party that does not mean they are against the things of God and okay with the world and its worldly agendas. It just means that they have chosen to move in love from a different starting point because it is so possible to love people and not condone their actions. That’s what God does…He loves every part of US but He does not condone OUR random cuss words or any parts of US that come to cause chaos and division within His family. I just want us as believers to be better because too many people are watching us and we determine whether they come into God or run from Him.
Here are six things God hates, and one more that he loathes with a passion: eyes that are arrogant, a tongue that lies, hands that murder the innocent, a heart that hatches evil plots, feet that race down a wicked track, a mouth that lies under oath, a troublemaker in the family ~
Proverbs 6:16-19 MSG