“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.
“You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. – Matthew 5:13-16
As Christians, we are not simply biding our time until we go to Jesus or He comes for us. As men and women who have been brought from spiritual death to spiritual life, we are to live out God’s life within us in the practical everyday areas of life … including good citizenship.
In the United States, we have the extraordinary privilege of influencing the future of our society by expressing our values and convictions through our vote. Our word “Politics” comes from the New Testament Greek work “polis” meaning “city” or “the inhabitants of a city.” Far from being a dirty unmentionable, having a voice in the governance of our society is a high privilege and responsibility.
I encourage you to familiarize yourself with the issues and candidates pertaining to your district, state, and the nation. To assist you in your biblical citizenship, the website “BiblicalVoter.com” has a wealth of resources. You can you to register to vote, find your polling place, and the date of your State’s Primary. You can also find Voters Guides, Party Platform Comparisons, Congressional Scorecards, Legal Do’s and Don’t’s for Churches and more. Your voice and your vote matter. I encourage you to exercise your biblical citizenship. Blessings! -TW