Political Performance

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While standing in the line at the grocery store I saw a magazine headline that read, “Real or Fake?” Well, how are we supposed to know? Most of us don’t personally know Kim and Kris. All we know is what they tell us.

Politicians, in many ways, behave like media stars. I recently heard someone say that people in power influence by perception. Regardless of what goes on behind closed doors, all we know is what we see, but it is not necessarily what we get.

The Bible makes an interesting observation about the way we operate. Jesus is in town performing miracles and healing people, “and many believed in His name [identified themselves with His party].” (John 2:23, Amplified Bible) As of result of what they saw the people were ready to follow Jesus but not so fast. “But Jesus would not entrust Himself to them, for he knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for He knew what was in each person.” (John 2:24,25)

News Flash: Jesus understood what was “real” and what was “fake.” His response cautions us about believing too fast. This election season when the politicians promise to heal the nation, question how. Use the same principle when considering a relationship with God through Christ. Ask the questions that come to mind and take the time to do a little research. As we evaluate the candidates running for office this election season, try to think beyond the images to the issues.

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