Monday, October 29, 2012 —
Every four years America’s citizens have the privilege to vote. Candidates, both national and local, proclaim their commitment to serve the interests of their constituents. We hear intentions and promises from these well-meaning candidates, and after pondering and maybe even praying, we make our selections for the various positions.
My questions to us are these:
On what basis do we make our choices?
Do we vote for particular political party candidates?
Do we choose them because we know them personally, or maybe they’ve done favors for us?
How about voting a particular way because our ancestors have?
Are we conservative, liberal or moderate?
Do our favorites believe as we do about governing?
Can we trust them to be honest and unselfish?
Are we thinking how best they will help us personally?
I could continue with further questions about how we cast our votes.
My challenge to us is this: In a few days we’ll make those choices of whom our state, community and national leaders will be.
If you are a follower of Jesus and believe in His words and directions for living, vote the way you believe He would.
Those of us who are Christians must go into the voting booth with the Bible as our guide in selecting our leaders to represent us.
If candidates support policies or issues contrary to its principles and we vote for them anyway, we are being disobedient to these principles.
There’s a young couple in our county who have used personal finances to promote voting this way. Signs at strategic places read vote truth. If we do that, we will absolutely be voting God’s way.
Our founding fathers sought His direction when writing our governing laws.
I plan on making my voting choices accordingly. Hopefully, you will as well.
Kaye H. Poole