With an election in the United States looming and with so many things on the agenda this year are we as Christians supposed to vote in the upcoming election? Is it important for us to let our voices be heard through the voting process or should we just pray and let God have control over the situation. I have an eclectic amount of people on my social media platforms and I follow all of the candidates in my local area as well as the candidates on a national stage. I do that because now more than ever the social media presence of politicians is where you can almost get most of the information that you need to know about them. In this time period we have politicians like AOC and Donald Trump who live their entire lives on social media platforms you can learn a lot just by scrolling down your news feed. Again I don’t think it my place to tell you who to vote for but I would be remised if I did not take the time to spotlight the fact that I think voting is very important.
The Bible does not specifically speak about if we should or shouldn’t vote because the way that we vote today was not a thing back then. However it does speak about what happens if we have bad leaders in power. Proverbs 29:2 reads “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.” I have seen people from each side of the coin mourn when the person that they have chosen for office does not win. But looking at it from a Godly eye we have to understand that no matter who is elected God will take care of his children. He will look after the children of his that are still seeking his face and that are trusting in him. I believe that God has mandated certain things to happen and even when it seems like this are going wrong God will still get the glory out of what we have coming next.
My challenge for whomever reads this blog this week is to vote. Get out there and make a difference. If you know of someone in your neighborhood that has the desire to vote but they don’t have a ride to the polls take them with you when you go and vote. Make a difference in the community that God has planted you in. Be that light that shines for all to see. I love you God bless.
Yours In Christ,
A Christian Dad