It is 2016 and we are in Presidential Election days in the United States. We have now completed the primary season and the candidates are campaigning throughout America for your vote in the General Election on November 8. Thus, this is a good time to share this post again to help as you decide and make your choices. First rule for Christians, their choice must be based on sound principles of leadership, our Constitution and based on the required qualifications for candidates by law and testimony. We are voting for a President to lead our country and its people. We are not seeking a religious leader, pope or pastor but a man of wisdom who can lead our country and restore it values for the good of all of its citizens and, as a leader in the free world, that will protect its citizens and be a beacon of hope to all for freedom. Pray for our leaders and for wisdom for your vote. Read on…
Today’s devotional speaks to us about those things we disdain to talk about or become so involved in we neglect those things that are more needful in our service to God and our families/friends/brethren and civic responsibility. We want to avoid being pulled away into needless, ignorant arguments of the unenlightened to spiritual, theological and practical truth of God’s purposes and plans in the earth for His glory. That understood, however, does not give us the option to be poor stewards of the awesome responsibility of encouraging, praying for and supporting leaders whose testimony of life and faith is based on biblical principles and good government. We are seeking leaders of our country, not religious leaders or pastors (which have a religious test) but men who have been raised up by God as leaders of a free people. Prayer is a powerful tool God has given, remember to use it as we daily seek to serve God in our lives as Christians, godly servants and good citizens. __Living Coram Deo, TheologyGirl
Concerning Matters of Politics and Presidents*
“Put not your trust in princes, in mortal man, who cannot save.” (Psalm 146:3).
We have a tendency to place our hope in those who are elected, and always end up being disappointed – because politics by its very nature requires compromises. And these compromises cut against our convictions. Ultimately, whoever is elected will always make decisions that prove difficult for the greater silent majority; seeing they are swayed mostly by those who are vocal and vindictive – which things we are not.
Our consolation comes in knowing this great truth – “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord” (Proverbs 16:33). The Message says, “Make your motions and cast your votes, but GOD has the final say.” And the Contemporary English Version puts it this way, “We make our own decisions, but the LORD alone determines what happens.”
Elsewhere the Bible says, “For promotion comes neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south. But God is the judge: he puts down one, and sets up another.” (Psa 75:6-7). The bottom line is this – the vote is cast by man; but the decision is made by God.
The question then is simple – do we trust God, or not? Does He know what He is doing, or not? Is He good, or not? Does He have our best interests at heart, or not?
“But what if evil advances?” we ask with grave concern, “What if darkness prevails? What then?” There is a great old poem that answers it best:
“Though the cause of evil prosper, yet the Truth alone is strong; though her portion be the scaffold, and upon the Throne be wrong. Yet that scaffold sways the future, and behind the dim unknown, standeth God within the shadow keeping watch above His own.” (James R. Lowell, 1865)
Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” This covers a wide variety of anxieties, for He went on to say, “In the world you shall have trouble; but in Me you will have peace – for I have overcome the world.”
Our peace comes when we stay focused upon the Lord.
You may be assured that the Lord’s eye is upon you, and that His care for you is of the highest kind; and you may rest your troubled heart in His strong and loving hands. He will take care of you!
Be wise, prayerful, discerning and biblical as you vote. Your life and future in America depends upon it.
By God’s Grace,
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