Monday, August 18, 2008

Simply Jesus - Your vote

John 5

Over this 2 months of the Simply Jesus devotions I have been reading through the Gospels in the "Message" a great paraphrase version.

I loved the way that it put v 34

“But my purpose is not to get your vote, and not to appeal to mere human testimony. I’m speaking to you this way so that you will be saved."

I watched a broadcast of a forum from Saddleback Church on Saturday night. Pastor Rick Warren interviewed the candidates for the American Presidential Election. It was quite interesting and you can watch it online here.

I was still left with the impression that politicians are very careful what they say possibly bending it the best way they can to win your vote.

Jesus didn't mince his words he realised that something greater was at stake than someone’s vote a battle was on for people souls. He was not prepared to pander to the religious systems that were bringing death to people.

Jesus did not come to earth to win an election for a term in office he came to establish His Kingdom for evermore. To do that he does not need our vote he needs our hearts.


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