Preserving Hope: Bible verses memorizing election

As election day approaches, how can you stay sane and spiritually healthy? Well, here are three Bible verses to consider (and memorize if you have time):

“Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you.” (Luke 6:27 ESV).

Who are your political enemies? If you are a Trump supporter, it may be Biden supporters. If you’re a Biden supporter, it may be Trump supporters. But according to Jesus, if someone hates you for your political views (or any other reason), the call is to love your enemy and do good to those who hate you.

“Let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger." (James 1:19 ESV).

Do most people in our political discourse embody the wisdom of James 1:19? Sadly not. But according to James, we should be slow to anger, quick to hear, and slow to speak. And once again, imagine what our world would look like if we truly lived out this verse in daily life.

“And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28 ESV).

For many Trump supporters, it feels like the end of the world if Biden wins. For many Biden supporters, it feels like the end of the world if Trump wins. And for many in the middle, it feels like the end of the world if either candidate wins. But according to the Bible, our ultimate hope isn’t found in this life. Rather, if we love God, all things work together for good. And the point isn’t that everything is good, but that everything works together for good because God is sovereign and good. So, remembering this truth, don’t lose heart this election season, no matter what happens. Instead, preach Romans 8:28 to your heart and remember who’s really in control.



About Will Stern

Originally from Colorado, Will Stern is the pastor of Hope Presbyterian Church in Garnet Valley. He majored in violin performance for his undergrad and taught violin for a number of years before being called into ministry. He studied theology at Duke University and Westminster Theological Seminary.



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