So, that just happened! Now what? Tomorrow you face your friends, families, and neighbors. How will you engage them? What will your conversations be like? Will you lament, rejoice, bemoan, or decry this election or candidates? However you respond, now that you will be representing Christ is one way or another. Wherever you stand on this election and its results, take some time to read and reflect on Philippians 2:1-11 before you leave the house today.
A Post-Election Bible Study
Read Philippians 2:3-4
Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. –
- How does this passage call me to respond to my neighbor who voted differently than me tomorrow?
- How does this passage call me to interact with brother or sister in my local church tomorrow/on Sunday?
- What would it look like for you to display humility and love when the Election conversation comes up in class/at lunch/or around the dinner table?
To display this kind of character tomorrow we have to look to Christ.
Read Philippians 2:5-11
“Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus, who, though he was in the form of God, did not count equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied himself, by taking the form of a servant, being born in the likeness of men. And being found in human form, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
- What does this tell me about the character of Jesus?
- How does the Lordship of Jesus speak to the pride or discouragement I feel about the election results?
- How does this challenge what I believe or how I act today?
- How does this encourage me to pray for others?
Go declare and display the hope we have in Jesus Christ.