Voting Booth Faith – Part II The Economy

 

First thing this morning, I followed my hero to the local garage so he could drop off his truck for maintenance.  While the mechanic and he took it for a spin to hear the described rattle, I waited in my car, reading my Bible.  Oh, it was time well spent.  I came upon Psalm 112 and immediately thought of the election.  The controversy.  The economy.  The anger.  The fear.

   

God quickly put everything in perspective.  He says it so well:

 

“Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who greatly delights in his commandments!  …the generation of the upright will be blessed.  …Light rises in the darkness for the upright.  …It is well with the man who…conducts his affairs with justice.  …He is not afraid of evil tidings; his heart is firm, trusting in the LORD.  His heart is steady, he will not be afraid…  The wicked man sees it and is angry; he gnashes his teeth and melts away; the desire of the wicked man comes to nought.”

 

These are just a few snippets, (from Zondervan’s RSV).   You really must read the whole thing for yourself! 

 

May we eschew fear.  May we abhor the temptation to compromise in the voting booth.  May our ballots reflect faith and  confidence in the Lord, and devotion to Him.

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2 Responses

  1. It is a difficult topic, as we are told to always strive to be like Jesus, and Jesus was A-political… but then again we are to also stand for Truth and Life.

    Guess thats why its so much easier to give it over to Him and leave the worry in His hands!

    God bless-
    Amanda

  2. Yes. And didn’t Jesus tell us to pray “Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done…” We know it’s not His will for babies to be murdered before they see the light of day. And we are instructed to “submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake…” I Pet. 2:13-14 This would indicate that we are to embrace the governing process in our country, which means God wants us to vote. He is trusting us to participate with Him in bringing about HIS will…on earth as it is in Heaven…by voting! Not everyone in every country gets this privilege. Or this responsibility!

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