It is vitally important that all of us take time to vote in this upcoming election. Thousands of Christians will not vote, thinking their vote won’t make much of a difference. But that simply is not true. Scores of elections have been determined by only a handful of votes. The Bible does not specifically command us to vote, but it does tell us to be good citizens.
“Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work, To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men” (Titus 3:1-2).
Voting is a privilege and a duty, one way in which we can display good citizenship. It honors God, and allows us to be a part of guiding our nation toward righteousness. America was founded as a Christian nation, but today we are far from that. There are some 2000 babies murdered every day in America by abortion. Students and teachers may not openly pray in public schools, but at the same time homosexuality is promoted in many elementary curriculums. The freedoms we currently have to worship God as we choose, to recognize Him as the head of all mankind, is under attack daily in America.
Voting is more than an obligation, it is a privilege that millions in other countries would love to have. Pray for discernment as you prepare to go to the polls, and vote intelligently by knowing where the candidates stand on clear Biblical issues. God has given each of us as Christians the task of upholding truth and righteousness in a dark world, voting Biblically is one way in which we can accomplish that. Don’t let this election be decided by those who don’t share our Christian values and convictions, GO VOTE!
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance” (Psalms 33:12).