03 Nov 30 Scriptures to Live By After the Election
Happy Election Day! The Lord placed it on my heart to put a post together of scriptures to reflect on post-election. Don’t get me wrong, these verses would be great to reflect on all year long. But, since tensions will probably be high and a lot us will have voted for a candidate who didn’t win, I thought this would be timely and helpful.
I realize there are hundreds of more verses that I could have pulled, but these just happen to be the ones that jumped out to me as I was reading through my Bible and I hope they bless you too. They range from the topics of how to treat others to praying for those who are in authority.
I want to quickly remind you that no matter who wins this election, the Lord is still on the throne and He still has good plans for you and your family. And that the battles you and I are in are not against other people, but the spiritual forces of the dark world (Ephesians 6:12). I think when we can grasp this truth it changes how we address all topics, including politics.
Don’t forget to scroll to the bottom for more specific verse topics as well as a free printable!
30 Scriptures to Live By After the Election
“Those who live to bless others will have blessings heaped upon them, and the one who pours out his life to pour out blessings
will be saturated with favor.” Proverbs 11:25
“The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps.” Proverbs 16:9
“Don’t be one who is quick to quarrel, for an argument is hard to stop, and you never know how it will end, so don’t even start down that road!” Proverbs 17:14
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruits.” Proverbs 18:21
“A wise person demonstrates patience, for mercy means holding your tongue. When you are insulted, be quick to forgive and forget it, for you are virtuous when you overlook an offense.” Proverbs 19:11
“A person of honor will put an argument to rest. Only the stupid want to pick a fight.” Proverbs 20:3
“Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God.” Psalm 20:7
“God reigns over the nations; God sits on his holy throne.” Psalm 47:8
”When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.” Psalm 56:3
“Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your heart before him; God is a refuge for us.” Psalm 62:8
“Let every person be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God. Therefore whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed, and those who resist will incur judgment.” Romans 13:1
“Your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.” 1 Corinthians 2:5
“For God is not a God of disorder but of peace.” 1 Corinthians 16:33
“Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.” Ephesians 4:29
“So I’m asking you, my friends, that you be joined together in perfect unity—with one heart, one passion, and united in one love. Walk together with one harmonious purpose and you will fill my heart with unbounded joy. Be free from pride-filled opinions, for they will only harm your cherished unity. Don’t allow self-promotion to hide in your hearts, but in authentic humility put others first and view others as more important than yourselves. Abandon every display of selfishness. Possess a greater concern for what matters to others instead of your own interests. And consider the example that Jesus, the Anointed One, has set before us. Let his mindset become your motivation.” Philippians 2:2-5
“Live a cheerful life, without complaining or division among yourselves.For then you will be seen as innocent, faultless, and pure children of God, even though you live in the midst of a brutal and perverse culture. For you will appear among them as shining light in the universe, offering them the words of eternal life.” Philippians 2:14-16
“Be cheerful with joyous celebration in every season of life. Let joy overflow, for you are united with the Anointed One!” Philippians 4:4
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” Colossians 3:2
“But now you must put them all away: anger, wrath, malice, slander, and obscene talk from your mouth.” Colossians 3:8
“Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience, bearing with one another and, if one has a complaint against another, forgiving each other; as the Lord has forgiven you, so you also must forgive. And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony.” Colossians 3:12-14
“And we urge you, brothers, admonish the idle, encourage the fainthearted, help the weak, be patient with them all.See that no one repays anyone evil for evil, but always seek to do good to one another and to everyone, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:14-18
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” 1 Timothy 1:2-4
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way. This is good, and it is pleasing in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all people to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God, and there is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus, who gave himself as a ransom for all, which is the testimony given at the proper time.” 1 Timothy 2:1-6
“So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness.” 2 Timothy 2:22-25
“My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry.” James 1:19
“Remind them to be submissive to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to avoid quarreling, to be gentle, and to show perfect courtesy toward all people.” Titus 3:1-2
“But avoid foolish controversies, genealogies, dissensions, and quarrels about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. As for a person who stirs up division, after warning him once and then twice, have nothing more to do with him, knowing that such a person is warped and sinful; he is self-condemned.” Titus 3:9-12
“So put away all malice and all deceit and hypocrisy and envy and all slander.” 1 Peter 2:1
“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” 1 Peter 2:13-17
“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing. For “Whoever desires to love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit; let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it. For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer. But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” 1 Peter 3:8-12
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