WRIGHT WAY: Choose the best candidate
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He never made a promise he did not keep and he could not be bribed. He is still regarded as the most eloquent of speakers. He was genuinely concerned about the poor and took time to visit the sick, listen to children and speak out against inequality and injustice.

His interest and actions regarding health care was unprecedented. He paid his taxes, was faultless in his moral conduct and religious conviction. He was an inspiring teacher and leader who avoided politics but believed in good government.

Known in America as Jesus Christ, referred to in Scripture as “King of kings,” is there a better candidate to handle world affairs than the one the angel Gabriel called, “The Son of the Most High,” at Luke 1:32?

Of him, Isaiah 9:6-7 reads, “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom.” — King James Version.

Isn’t it interesting that the word “government” is used in connection with the rulership of Jesus? This government is not earthly but in heaven, according to Jesus at Matthew 13:44-47.

This fits the description of Jesus, as the “son of man,” who receives a kingdom by the “Ancient of Days,” Almighty God, at Daniel 7:13-14: “I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him. And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.” — English Standard Version.

Since anyone can pledge allegiance to God’s kingdom, it is not necessary to choose between the lesser of two evils when you can choose the greater good! God’s Kingdom is the greater good. Why?

Only God’s kingdom can guarantee significant changes in the economy and the environment, and bring an end to wars, crime, poverty and human suffering. This is what God’s kingdom has promised to do.

According to Micah 4:3-4, “He will settle disputes among the nations, among the great powers near and far. They will hammer their swords into plows and their spears into pruning knives. Nations will never again go to war, never prepare for battle again. Everyone will live in peace among their own vineyards and fig trees, and no one will make them afraid. The Lord Almighty has promised this.” — Good News Translation.

Can you imagine a world with no more war and fear? Even the root cause of most of our problems — evildoers — will be gone forever, according to Psalm 37:10-11. Regarding the poor, Psalm 72:12-13 says of Jesus, “The king rescues the homeless when they cry out, and he helps everyone who is poor and in need. The king has pity on the weak and the helpless and protects those in need.” — Contemporary English Version.

As far as foreclosure on housing and other economic woes are concerned, Isaiah 65:21 promises, “My people will live in the houses they build; they will enjoy grapes from their own vineyards.” — Contemporary English Version.

When it comes to providing health care, the policy of that kingdom-government is simple: Isaiah 33:24 says, “The LORD will forgive your sins, and none of you will say, ‘I feel sick.’” — Contemporary English Version.

Jesus demonstrated the reality of those words by showing on a small scale what God’s Kingdom would do on a global scale in the future. According to Luke 9:11, when Jesus went out to meet the people, “He welcomed them, spoke to them about God’s kingdom, and healed those who were sick.” — Common English Bible.

Such healthy conditions under God’s kingdom will put hospitals and insurance companies out of business. No more premiums, no more deductibles, copays or lifetime maximums to worry about! People under God’s kingdom will not need life insurance. They will have life assurance! As Romans 6:23 says, “The gift God gives is everlasting life by Christ Jesus our Lord.” — New World Translation.

Even funeral homes will be things of the past because this King of kings can do what human rulers could never do. At John 11:25 Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live.” — King James Version.

While humans struggle to keep their campaign promises, God’s Word assures us at Titus 1:2 that God cannot lie. On the other hand, Psalm 146:3 tells us, “Don’t put your trust in human leaders; no human being can save you.” — Good News Translation.

Humans deserve a ruler who can save them. Our times call for someone with real answers. If this is the kind of rule you desire, then follow Jesus’ advice at Matthew 6:33 and seek first God’s kingdom. A vote of confidence in God’s appointed King of kings can change our lives forever.