Many politically conservative Christians in America are tempted to resist, even to the point of armed rebellion, the results of the what they believe to be an illegitimate election. But Jeremiah’s letter to the exiled Jews in Babylon would point them in a different direction.
When we keep our eyes focused on the immediate, we lose the perspective of eternity. However, if we will lift our eyes to the transcendent Jesus, everything, including the immediate, comes into proper perspective.
How do you make decisions when your alternatives all seem morally problematic? How do you choose between two options that are both bad but in different ways? Do you choose the lesser evil, or the greater good?