In John 14:15 Lord Jesus Christ tells us, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.”
In Matthew 24, Jesus’s disciples ask Him about signs of the end of the age. He responds with a series of wonderful teachings that continue through chapter 25.
In verse 4 Jesus begins by telling His disciples, “See that no one leads you astray.” I understand this statement to be both advice and command. How this applies to us in the context of our present experiences may be of critical importance. Not just to ourselves personally, but to our nation as well.
At the time of this writing it is still a few days before our national elections on 11/3/2020. No matter how the election comes out there may be – well, controversy and challenges, to say the least. Speaking for myself only, I’ve tried to determine my vote based on the issues more than the personalities of those involved. I’ve also tried to weigh the issues based on sound, Biblical principles. I hope and pray that you have too.
Many appear to have been led astray by what may be empty promises and deceiving personalities. I’m sure people on both sides of the aisle may believe that about those on the other side. I will pose a question to you now that was posed to me many years ago and that I still take seriously – What are you first, a Christian or a ___________? I’ll let you fill in the blank for yourself.
Our Lord commands us to not be led astray. We can be confident that the Father’s will and plan will be worked out regardless of our personal desires. Our goal as Christians should be to align our desires to His will.
Shalom, Pastor Bill
Notes from the Staff @The Woods