Watch Your Mouth

“Whoever restrains his words has knowledge, and he who has a cool spirit is a man of understanding.” (Proverbs 17:27 ESV) This is sound advice for all of us to follow. It’s especially good advice in an election year.

The political climate in America has been toxic for quite some time now. But this election seems to have taken things to a new level. There is no place for harsh, vulgar speech in any realm of life. It’s especially unwarranted and unbecoming by those in a position of or aspiring to leadership. Candidates would do well in many situations to keep their mouth shut. So too would supporters when speaking to or about people who have different opinions.

God and Country

I love America. I believe it’s the greatest country in the world. There is nowhere else I would want to live. I’m thankful for the men and women who have sacrificed their lives for our freedom. But as great as our country is, we are not God’s chosen people nor are we some sort of city on a hill. Please don’t blend patriotism with theology. That never ends well.

God has undoubtedly blessed America. But not because we have done anything to deserve it. He has blessed us out of his abundant grace. May God continue to shed his grace on our country for centuries to come.