A devotional by Reverend Dr. Kevin Schwamb
This is a question many are asking following Tuesday’s historic election. It’s also a question that every follower of Christ should ask themselves. The answer is simpler than you might think and it doesn’t have anything to do with politics. In 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 Paul brings his letter to a close with a series of short imperatives for all believers. He writes that we are to “Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Three attitudes that we are to exhibit, no matter what our circumstances, are joy, prayer, and expressing gratitude to the Lord. Since these attitudes will manifest themselves in our behaviors, we are visual illustrations to the world that our confidence and hope is found in Christ alone.