Daily Devotional

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.

I think of this verse in light of our nation’s recent election for President and am reminded that I am first and foremost a citizen of Heaven! Many people these days are now dealing with election results that they wish had gone the other way, and while it is important to participate in the voting process, be informed, and care about the leadership of this country, we as Christians need to remember that our salvation does not come from Washington, or anywhere on this earth. It comes from Christ. We are strangers and aliens in this land and Romans reminds us to not become conformed to this world.

We are to stand out, to be different, and our hope comes from knowing that God is the one who holds all things together. Just because something doesn’t work out as we have hoped or planned does not mean that God’s will has been usurped, in fact quite the opposite. No matter what you thought the results should’ve been, God is still on His throne, and we as Christians should act like it. It should confound the world that we have this confidence, this hope. It should make them ask why, and we should be ready to share the gospel with them when they do.

We cannot be true Christians if we look like everyone else, we are to be transformed by the renewing of our mind. We should be in the Word and in fellowship with other believers so as to keep that heavenly perspective. It is easy to trust the will of God in the good times, but the true test of faith is how well we trust His will in the hard times. This year has been a hard year for many people, between COVID, the election, loss of income, or many other issues. But we can not be distracted or weighed down by these things, we must keep our head up, looking to heaven and to Christ Who is our hope. We must not conform to how the world would react to such things, but in faith, boldly proclaiming our hope in Christ Jesus.
"New King James Version (NKJV)
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved."
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