We live in an era of opinions divided by a vast gulf. Because of this, it's easy to get sucked into debates that, frankly, lead to no where and are therefore a waste of time. Few people really want to hear what you think and often don't want to be "confused by the facts." And as we head further into this year, I imagine there will only be more hot conversations between relatives, among acquaintances, and on social media.
But as Proverbs 31 Women, we are to speak "with wisdom." Therefore, we need to steal ourselves against conversations that produce bitterness or biblical foolishness. And while we should have "faithful instruction...on [our] tongue[s]," we need to stop and consider what sort of instruction the Bible speaks of. I guarantee it doesn't have anything to do with politics.
Believe me when I say it's difficult for me not to argue with others about history and politics. (The two go hand in hand). But the truth is, rather than try to change anyone's ideology, we really need to focus on spirit.
Some worry about citizens loosing their freedoms, but there is no real freedom without Christ. Instead of harping on politics, we need to focus on loving those who disagree with us and remembering the Great Commission to teach others about Jesus.
For among those who truly love and serve Christ, there can be no serious debate about where the world is headed and where the soul must go.