HOW POLITICS REVEALS WHAT’S IN THE HEART…

Who are you? Who’s the private-at-home you? Who’s the at-work you? Who’s the at-church you? I hope it’s the same person.

People aren’t always what they seem, but God knows who we all really are. We can act a certain way in public, but God knows and sees what’s in our heart…

1 Samuel 16:7  (NKJV)

But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at his physical stature, because I have refused him. For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”

However, sometimes we reveal to the world what we are really hiding in our hearts. One such way is through politics. Political opinions about social, racial, economic, sexual and religious issues invoke such levels of anger that it divides marriages, friendships, families and even leads to job loss.

Why?

Because politics reveals what is inside of us…

Selfishness…

Greed…

Pride…

Hatred…

Unselfishness..

Generosity…

Humility…

Love…

Politics emboldened those who supported gay marriage during the Obama administration and white supremacists during the Trump administration. This is not an observation, opinion but a fact. Why? Because they felt those politicians best supported what was inside their hearts.

POLITICS WILL TURN PEOPLE AGAINST PEOPLE THEY’VE KNOWN ALL OF THEIR LIVES TO SUPPORT SOMEONE THEY’VE NEVER MET, AND MAY NOT EVEN LIKE THEM IF THEY REALLY KNEW THEM…OR VICE VERSA!

Politics reveals when people really care about those who are poor and disadvantaged and those who care much less or not at all.

Politics reveals who places money over people and people over money.

Politics reveals who is truly concerned with equality and equity, and who’s not.

Politics reveals what is prioritized. That yes, someone may claim to care about social issues and helping the disadvantaged, but may feel they aren’t as important as being favorable to big corporations.

Now this article isn’t saying which issues are right and which are wrong, it is just pointing out that when someone begins to let you know where they stand politically…what makes them angry…what they’re passionate about…what they are willing to fight for…they are letting you know what’s in their hearts.

For example, I recently criticized President Trump for promoting a culture of insults through his behavior at press conferences and numerous insulting statements and tweets…that is a fact, not an opinion. Someone I attended high school with years ago said that I was ‘stirring the pot’ to say that. Hmmmm…why doesn’t he feel President Trump is stirring the pot by hurling insults at those who disagrees with him. This person revealed what was in his heart, however I revealed what was in mine as well.

I’m convinced that the devil, the enemy, the accuser of the saints, satan ( I didn’t capitalize his name on purpose) uses politics to divide people who should be on the same side…and we play right into it.

Remember, we have got to learn to disagree without insults or becoming enemies.

BE BLESSTIFIED!

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  1. Politics does reveal us to be sinners in need of a savior. I say this because politicians are sinners. We in order to vote must choose sides. If we choose a man to vote for, we do that understanding that this process is the selection of the lesser of two evils. So I may not like everything the candidate stands for, or even who supports him/her, but there are certain lines that I as a Christian will not cross with my vote. One is murder; another is freedom to express myself lawfully, another is freedom to believe and sort out the truth as I see fit. The Ten Commandments must for me be part of this process. Men being treated equally under the law must be central to this process. Honoring God and reaping what one sows — by their fruits you shall know them, must be considered in this process. World View must be for me a part of this process. Which platform unites mankind within our borders vs which divides by race. You see God does not see race, we all come from one man Adam, and we all are saved if we will be saved by one man Christ Jesus. Man divides us by race, which party is best at the dividing and which is best at not seeing the division? Which party wants a one world order and which wants us to continue to offer one nation under God? Which party wants to fund and continue the killing of mainly poor peoples babies vs placing reasonable constraints upon this murderous practice. These are some of the things I look for when choosing the lesser of two evils with my vote.
    God chose David over his brothers, was David a perfect man without sin?
    Paul says that a man who does not work should not eat, the exception to that was widows and orphans. Which party wants every man to be paid an equal wage no matter his or her contribution? The exception of course being the ruling class for whom the laws are made to be different. These are the things I as a Christian and a believer in the scriptures think upon.

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