Elections are about choice. Most of our elections in the United States are between two parties. The same is true about our life choices: we can elect to believe and follow God, or to choose to not follow Him and thus we choose Satan (Pretty harsh when you think about it). We either choose God or by default we are choosing/electing to be in Satan’s followers.
You undoubtedly know someone who would say “but I am good” or “I am a “good” person.” You can never be good enough to save yourself. Only God saves you and being good does not equate with being godly. This world can persuade us that our actions are to be consistent with what is acceptable in this world. We can follow the customary ways of living and doing business, but those ways are not God’s ways, so they are not “good enough.”
Read the following Scripture:
1 Corinthians 1:26–31 (KJV 1900)
26 For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:
27 But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty;
28 And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are:
29 That no flesh should glory in his presence.
30 But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:
31 That, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord.
When we recognize that we are chosen of God to not be of this world in how we think and act, how we live and how we do business, we realize that our choices, our election to follow Him sets us apart. We must choose: will be of the world in what we do, or will we follow God?
Author: Lea A. Strickland, MBA CMA CFM CBM GMC
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