“And he said unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which be Caesar’s, and unto God the things which be God’s” (Luke 20:25 KJV).
I rendered, I mean, I voted today. The lines weren’t that long at the local fire station where I’ve been going to vote for the past 20 years. I like seeing all the people out doing their civic duty. It was raining, but the lines were short and we were in and out in less than 15 minutes.
Robin and I went together along with all three of our grown children. We’ve voted together the last two presidential elections. It’s like the Combs’ Clan shows up en masse and you know, votes as a bloc. Our three other children (our children’s spouses) all voted early. So, the Combs family did their duty for this election.
There’s this “both/and” tension between being a US citizen and a citizen of the Kingdom of God. As I carry out Jesus’ instruction to “render unto Caesar” I vote for the person I believe is most qualified. I hope he wins.
But as I “render unto God” I am reminded that He commands that I pray for those in authority over us. So, regardless of who wins (and absent hanging chads, we should know by tomorrow) I am to pray for them.
Human presidents and governments are never the final answer anyway. I am ultimately a Kingdom citizen. As such, I already know who will be on the Throne tomorrow.