THERE ARE TWO KINGDOMS – right and left! Elections are all about the kingdom of the left – the civil realm – the kingdom run by rulers, kings, presidents etc. These leaders are always very fallible and sinfully human. They must be – that’s all we have to chose from!
What we can do and do do, is pray for our leaders! We do render to Caesar what is Caesar’s knowing that Caesar is not usually operating with a mind for the KINGDOM OF THE RIGHT!
THE KINGDOM OF THE RIGHT is the kingdom ruled, governed and committed to God and His Holy Word. It is the kingdom where things are RIGHT in the sense of being CORRECT. We strive to live our lives in the real world and have our hearts and minds governed by our good and gracious Lord! Easy? NO! Hardly ever is. The two KINGDOMS are often and maybe usually in opposition to one another! They contradict one another and push against one another!
While we strive to be good citizens and actually thank God for the blessing we enjoy in this country, we also understand that we stand with Peter when the two kings clash: “apostles were brought in and made to appear before the Sanhedrin to be questioned by the high priest.”
“We gave you strict orders not to teach in this name,” he said. “Yet you have filled Jerusalem with your teaching and are determined to make us guilty of this man’s blood.”
Peter and the other apostles replied: “We must obey God rather than human beings! Acts 5:27-29
No one knows what the future holds for us, but we do know where is our first allegiance!