Americans went to the polls several months ago and made drastic changes in those we’ve chosen to lead our nation. We also decided what our laws should – or shouldn’t be.
Most people vote for ideas and candidates they believe enhance their lives.
- More money in my welfare check
- More freedom to take hallucinogenic drugs without fear of prosecution
- More reproductive rights paid for at taxpayer expense
- Lower taxes so I can buy more things I want
- A shorter response time from firefighters if I have an emergency
- Smaller class sizes in the public schools so my child doesn’t fall further behind the rest of the kids in the world
Too often our motivation is selfishness and greed.
As a Christian, more for “me” and “mine” isn’t a reason to vote a certain way. Instead I should be asking which candidate espouses Biblical virtues and seeks them as a standard for governing. I need to consider what a ballot measure does to advance godliness in society as a whole, not the simple impact of my day.
Now that the elections are over for another year …
I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence (1 Timothy 2:1-2).