Being the day before Election Day, I’m going to skip the usual Monday post and get just a bit political.
Every election is touted as “The most important election EVER!” Conservatives classify every Democratic candidate as the “most evil candidate ever”, one who must not be allowed to win no matter what! With the stakes so high, why would I “waste” my vote on anyone but the Republican white knight who will save America? I observe that voting for the “lesser of two evils” over the course of a couple of decades hasn’t given us better candidates to choose from either.
I’ve heard it all before. It’s the same old story. “We can’t let (insert candidate) win, we just can’t! It would ruin the country!” We’re all so scared of who might become president that we don’t stop to ponder the real question, “Do we trust God?”
“Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.
It is in vain that you rise up early
and go late to rest,
eating the bread of anxious toil;
for he gives to his beloved sleep.” – Psalm 127:1&2 ESV
If it is not God himself who watches over our country, then all our elections are worth nothing. How many times in the Bible did God remove evil leaders? Is He not capable of doing the same today?
We can work tirelessly to “build” an administration made up of a certain political party, but if we do not begin with a foundation of steadfast faith and obedience to God, then it’s all worthless. There is only one Savior. He’s not running for any political office, because He’s already King over all of creation.
I am secure in the sovereignty of God, so I do not hesitate to vote according to my conscience. I will be writing in a name rather than checking the box next to an “R” or a “D”, and I will sleep well on election night. No matter who “wins”, I’ve given my support to godly men, and the rest is in God’s hands.
“Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego replied to the king, ‘Nebuchadnezzar, we don’t need to give you an answer to this question. If the God we serve exists, then He can rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire, and He can rescue us from the power of you, the king. But even if He does not rescue us, we want you as king to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up.'” – Daniel 3:16-18 HCSB