First, you should commit to pray for your president. Scripture commands us to pray for those in leadership – pray President Biden seeks the Lord with his decision-making.
Second, you should give him the benefit-of-doubt. President Biden has not signed a single bill, law or executive order yet. We do not fully know what a Biden presidency will look like. Christians should not have a dark view of Biden before he takes office.
Third, you should not use social media to slander Biden. He can’t defend himself and you likely hurt your Gospel witness. We also have to make sure we’re not circulating conspiracy theories.
Fourth, President Biden is America’s second Roman Catholic president, first was President John F. Kennedy. He’s a member of St. Joseph on the Bradywine in Greenville, Delaware. Biden professes Christianity and Bible-believing Christians should view our president as a brother in Christ.
Vice President Kamala Harris is a member of the Third Baptist Church in San Francisco – which is affiliated with the National Baptist Convention. Harris’ pastor, Rev. Amos Brown, is one of only eight students who attended the only college class taught by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. at Morehouse College in 1962, the class was titled, “Social Philosophy.” Vice President Harris is a fellow Baptist and we should think of her as a sister in Christ.
Fifth, we owe our president a spirit of peace. Christians are called to display the fruit of the Spirit, one of those is peace. Promoting political division does not encourage peace. Christians should not be known for causing trouble. We don’t advance the Kingdom with a sword.
Sixth, you owe President Biden your eyes. You should be watching and aware of what our new president is doing. We don’t want new restrictions on religious liberty or freedom of speech – our president needs to know we’re watching.
Seventh, you owe the president respect. The office of president is the highest in our country. It’s the most-difficult job. You might not agree with anything President Biden does – but we’re called to be respectful of the office he holds.