Time to get caught up on some quotes again. I guess there’s another election coming up in the States, and a recent Breakpoint article (which I receive from CROSSWALK) had some rebuke for Christians. It seems there’s been some controversy about a candidate who is Mormon, and the article pointedly said we should stop criticizing candidates for their religious convictions.
He says the Bible gives clear evidence for selecting people first of all by their competence, and they are also to be of good moral character (Exodus 18). Then after carefully explaining that there are certainly huge differences between Mormonism and Christianity: “…there may be no other group of people I appreciate more as co-belligerents than the Mormons…. To sum up, I’m with Luther, who reportedly said that he would rather be governed by a competent Turk than an incompetent Christian.” This, to me, is good guidance!
My next quote is from somewhere else entirely (Upwards, another email from CROSSWALK), but you could kind of segue it by saying we need to follow God’s will in all we do:
“seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God” (Col. 3:1)…
Seek heaven the way a sailor seeks the coast or a pilot seeks the landing strip or a missile seeks heat. Head for home the way a pigeon wings to the nest or the prodigal strode to his papa. “Think only about” it (Col. 3:2 NCV). “Keep your mind” on it (3:2 GWT). “Set your sights on the realities of heaven” (3:1 NLT). “Pursue the things over which Christ presides” (3:1 MSG). Obsess yourself with heaven!