Christ-Like Political Engagement

A couple of weeks ago, as I checked my mailbox, a feeling of dread came over me as I saw what was delivered to our house. No, it was not a bill. It was a political ad. We are officially at the peak of the political campaigning season, and Georgia's governor race will be at the center of the national discussion. For Christian parents, it is crucial that in a time when political engagement and debate are rooted in hatred and anger, they model Christ-like behavior in this area. Here are some questions for you to ask yourself as we head into election season.

1. Will I model praying for political leaders and honoring them whether I voted for them or not? (1 Timothy 2:1-2; 1 Peter 2:17)

2. Am I loving my neighbor with whom I disagree by being kind and patient while avoiding rudeness and arrogance? (1 Cor. 13:4)

3. Does the way I talk about and treat politics show that my true allegiance and loyalty is to the kingdom of God? (Colossians 1:13, 3:1-4)

4.Am I living out my faith in a way that points to Jesus Christ as the ultimate answer for all our needs? (John 4:14) "

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