What a terrible question!
Remember the 2012 Republican Primary Debate when former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was asked about What Jesus would do?
“Jesus was smart enough not to enter politics.” he answered, and the crowd roared.
Jesus didn’t get into politics, but he talked a lot about how we live day to day.
He didn’t run for office but many called Him a King (a political office).
Jesus wasn’t in a debate with people about their past sins, but he was gracious to forgive and instruct to go and “sin no more.”
So after last night’s Presidential Debate I thought of a few things Jesus would be voting for.
There’s no question in my mind, Jesus would vote for you. He would be all for you. From the least of these to the most prominent figure of society, Jesus reached out to help all. He extended His message of grace and forgiveness to anyone that was interested. He didn’t regulate his message to one party or another. He didn’t come to set up a system where you have to jump through several hoops to become something. He would be for you.
The Bible says,
“Let us make human beings in our image, make them
reflecting our nature
So they can be responsible for the fish in the sea,
the birds in the air, the cattle,
And, yes, Earth itself,
and every animal that moves on the face of Earth.”
God created human beings;
he created them godlike,
Reflecting God’s nature.
He created them male and female.”
I think Jesus wold vote for service. He seemed to walk the planet with all the power of heaven on His side, but used it for the greater good of others. He didn’t throw lightening bolts at sinners. He didn’t cause massive death with the stroke of his hand for pagans. He rarely, if ever, got in a philosophical debate to prove his Rightness.
He carefully, strategically, and powerfully moved through the region of Israel; serving people.
He healed the leaper.
He healed the blind man.
He healed the sick servant.
He fed the four thousand, and the five thousand.
I don’t know if Jesus would be posting memes about how awful people are. I’m pretty sure he would have reached out to extend some kind of physical, emotional, or spiritual healing to everyone involved.
3. The Kingdom
Jesus wasn’t about serving the Kingdom of this world. Don’t get me wrong, he respected the powers that be so much; he eventually bowed to the power they were given to impose capital punishment on him.
But he lived in a place outside this world.
He didn’t see the binary way we live life, choosing one over another.
He lived in a world where men and women were a part of God’s Kingdom – The Whole Kingdom.
So whether Jews or Gentiles, Faithful or Thieves; Jesus would vote for something outside what we’re seeing in our own presidential conflict today.
So when you read articles about a person or party that Jesus would vote for, don’t let your self be drawn into the debate. Jesus wasn’t about the power of the vote for this place. He was about the power of the Kingdom.
Jesus would extend grace to both Hillary and Donald. No matter what.
As people of faith, we must be committed to the Kingdom of God. Jesus says, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness.” I think it’s interesting to debate, share ideas, and discuss issues, but in the end, I serve a Kingdom different from the one I’m seeing in Washington D.C., on the news, or in the political camps of either candidate.
Join me in praying for the two who will represent America.
It’s important we pray for both.
This morning I pray for Mr. Trump. Lord you know his heart. You know who he is at the deepest core of his being. I humbly ask for the forgiveness of the man’s actions, and a true desire to see humanity through your lens of grace and mercy. If elected, we ask you give him strength, wisdom, and discernment to fill the office of the presidency with dignity and upright character. Heal his heart, be with his family, and give him a unique picture today of your Kingdom.
I pray for Mrs. Clinton. You know her heart at the core of her being. God I pray for her today, that you would give her strength, wisdom, and humility. I ask for the forgiveness only you can give. Be with her. Give her a picture of a greater Kingdom than the office she’s running for. Heal her heart and give her a unique picture of your Kingdom.
All these I ask with deepest humility – In Jesus name.