How does Scripture guide our response to government, even if we don’t like the leaders or policies that are in place? How we live post-election does not depend on who wins, but on what God says. The challenge for us is to let our faith inform our politics, because it feels more natural to let our politics inform everything else about our lives.


No matter who wins the election this week, our response as Christians should be the same – submit, honor, and pray.


Are there ever exceptions to submitting to governing authorities? Yes: when you are commanded to do something that God forbids, or when you are forbidden to do something that God commands. The temptation, however, is to use these exceptions when it’s convenient for us, and to lose sight of the main point – that we are to submit to and honor those in positions of authority.


Romans 13:1-7 and 1 Peter 2:13-17