“Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat their produce. Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare (Jeremiah 29:4-7).
The election is over. America has decided. God has appointed a ruler as He always does to accomplish His purpose (Romans 13).
Our responsibility as Christian men, fathers and husbands is to pray for the peace and security of the nation (state) where we live. Just like the exiles in Babylon in the verse above, we are to seek the welfare of the city were we live. When America is doing well, we do well. We are exiles and strangers, just like the Jews in Babylon (1 Peter 2:11-17).
Christians are citizens of a different kingdom, a heavenly kingdom, and we are simply pilgrims here. But no matter where “here” is we are obligated to shine as lights for God (Philippians 2:15). It is a simple principle, but we need to remember that our duty is always the same, no matter who wins our presidential election.
Lets remember to talk often about these principles with our sons and daughters.
…and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one (1 Thessalonians 4:11-12).