Godliness and Prosperity

god-firstNow that the dust has settled from the results of the election in Kentucky this past Tuesday, maybe it is time for a little reflection on what happened.

I consider myself an optimist, but I am somewhat cautious about the reasons for the election turning out the way it did. While I rejoice with other Christians over the fact that we will have a governor who is pro-life and respects the institution of marriage, I also suspect that moral issues were trumped by economic ones in this election. Most people, even Christians, tend to vote for their own perceived economic interests rather than for righteousness.

However, the Bible continually teaches that if we put God first, we will prosper. Deuteronomy 30:15-16 says, “See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.” Jesus says in the Sermon on the Mount, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33).

The Bible plainly teaches that if we bless God, then he will bless us. But I fear that due to the lack of spiritual understanding of many voters, the next election cycle might see us losing any moral and economic ground we may have gained in this one.

We shall see.

 

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