“No matter what happens in the election, Jesus is on His throne.”
Every year those posts go around social media in early November. And, to be fair, there’s no disputing that it’s a factual statement. It’s also a needed one. Overly panicked responses to election results reveal that our faith may be a little bit too grounded in the things of this world.
Jesus’ ultimate rule doesn’t mean He’s indifferent to the results of our elections.
The Bible pretty clearly outlines what He expects of governments and peoples. It also shows we should desire that they would choose those things.
“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (1 Timothy 2:1-4).