Today, I Voted

Today, I voted. Not knowing many of the candidates or the issues in this primary election, I looked up a voter guide that seems to have biblical values in mind and I voted. I must admit I had difficulty in voting not only due to the many obscure offices like State Superintendent of Instruction (not that the office is obscure, but the politics of the office is obscure compared to a congressional or presidential race), but also the area that I live, is sadly consumed with promoting  secular morals and ignoring biblical values. Thus the vote that I cast seems to be insignificant.  Yet, I voted not only out of civil responsibility, but because I have a God who often uses the insignificant to bring honor to Himself. He used a lowly shepherd boy name David to defeat great enemies and to write many Psalms that gloriously praise God. I voted because I have a God who has and will change men’s hearts through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. I voted because I have a God that can take man’s evil actions and use them for His good like He did in the life of Joseph. I voted because I have a Messiah that will right the wrongs and rule this earth in the millennial kingdom.  I voted because I have a God who is in control of even the heart of the king. (Proverbs 21:1 “The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, as the rivers of water: He turneth it whithersoever he will.”) This is illustrated over and over again in the hearts of the political leaders during the Jews return from exile in books like Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Haggai and many others. I encourage you to take part in the political process and vote because we live in a great nation that is under the sovereign control of the Almighty God.

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