Now that most polls are closed and the results are pouring in, here’s my first and only personal political post ever: all candidates are sinners.
(That’s a good start to this post, right?)
No candidate is ideal, no candidate can perfect a country in 4 years, no candidate can satisfy 300 million+ Americans.
But one thing’s for sure: Obama and Romney, just like you and me and everyone else, have sinned and fall short of the glory of God [Romans 3:23].
So no matter which candidate wins — even if you did/didn’t vote for him — pray for him. Respect him [Hebrews 13:17, 1 Peter 2:17]. Love him whether you regard him as your brother or as your enemy [Matthew 5:44]. You just keep being Jesus’ salt and light [Matthew 5:13-16], and He will use you to be the change you want to see around you.
From this point forward, I won’t ignore cited bible verses. Every single time I see a bible reference — i.e.: paraphrase (Romans 9:18) — I will read it for myself in my bible, whether it be the app on my phone or my physical book.
Reblog if you will do the same.
P.S.: Did you look up Romans 9:18? :)