I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people— for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all people to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all people. This has now been witnessed to at the proper time. – 1 Timothy 2:1-6
Some of us may not be overly fond of the election results this past week. Regardless of which candidate claimed your vote, no candidate is our King. In this passage above, Paul is telling Timothy to pray for people in authority over him—that included the roman empire—an empire who persecuted Christians with public executions. And yet, Paul still told Timothy to pray for them… to pray for all people. I am grateful to live in a nation that does not make my faith illegal. I count it a blessing.
You may not like Joe Biden, or you may be ecstatic that he was elected, but that doesn’t matter. We should still pray for him because just like you and me, he was created in God’s image too. And we should remember that our nation is a blip in history—dust in the wind. The Kingdom of God is where our loyalty lies, and it lasts forever and ever, Amen!