Political Anger


Some Christians claim that angry words about politics are justified. 

They point out that Jesus angrily threw the money-changers out of the temple (Matthew 21:12), and He called the Pharisees hypocrites and blind guides (Matthew 23).

But we must not forget this fact: Christ knew every secret motive and every secret sin of every heart. He understood issues fully from every perspective, especially the eternal perspective. His knowledge, character, wisdom, and conclusions were absolutely 100% perfect.

That's not true of us. 

We must stand up for Scriptural values, but how we do something is as important to God as what we do.

Scripture commands us to show respect for political offices even if we don’t respect the values of those who fill them (Romans 13:1-7).*

Scripture commands us to pray for leaders, whether we agree with them or not (1 Timothy 2:1-4).*

And whether we speak about politics or any other subject, Scripture commands us to have gracious speech (Colossians 4:6), without unwholesome words or contempt (Ephesians 4:29).

If we want to be heard, humility always speaks louder than rudeness, mockery, or pride.
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* Please note that when these passages were written, the governments in power were very ungodly. Christians are commanded to obey civil authorities unless they command them to violate Scripture (Acts 4:5-20).

You might also appreciate the thoughts in these 1-minute devotions:
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