It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in princes. Psalm 118:8-9
If Jesus were running for office, what would His platform be? Though this may sound silly, it is worth considering this hypothetical because of platforms upon which our elected officials stand. What are they offering?
We vote for those who believe what we believe and offer things that make life better for us, generally speaking. We vote for who we think will do the best job of meeting our and our country’s needs.
Jesus wants to meet our needs! Ok, so Jesus would never run for office, but we can choose Him to be president of our hearts because:
He never exalts Himself; He exalts God.
He does not care to be politically correct, but true.
He does not cause division, but loves everyone.
He does not need a platform, because God is His Father.
He does not need campaign funds, because He trusts us to campaign for Him.
He has no term limits!
He can be trusted always and forever!
HE LOVES US!
He takes His orders from God.
To consider Jesus and what He offers is to consider who we want to be our heart’s best friend as well as ruler. That is a huge decision but also a simple one! He has our best interests at heart.
We either vote for the world and allow its constantly changing values to penetrate our hearts or…we vote for Jesus and His truth to reside in our hearts and be president and resident, forever.
I realize this is a simple presentation and analogy, and one that a biblical scholar could do a much better job with, but I hope you see that our heart’s vote will determine our eternal destiny.
Each day, we have the opportunity to vote for Jesus to lead us into more truth and closer to heaven and further from the world’s shifting opinions.
One more verse to remind us who wants to be our “heart president”…
“You shall have no other gods before me.” Exodus 20:3
Hope this makes sense and hope you voted for the Lord and do so daily!
Dear Father, Thank You for giving us the opportunity to vote for You. Thank You for being there for us, encouraging us in Your plan for our lives. You know what’s best for us, because You made us. We will try to listen better to what You think is best, especially when the world is trying to tempt and confuse us. You are the president above all other presidents. We love You! Amen
With love from the Father to you, have a great Friday!