Getting Ready For The Election
The presidential election will be here before you know it and now’s the time to prepare. As we think about getting ready for the election there are four things that we need to do.
GET THE FACTS
We can’t make an intelligent decision unless we know the facts. Instead of listening to the rhetoric, the polls, and the liberal press we should consider the candidates character and their record. Sadly many people will vote on a whim, kind of like flipping a coin. Some will base their vote on the candidate’s personality-“ He just seems like a nice person, etc.” Some will vote based on the advice of others. Some will vote out of blind loyalty to a particular party. But the wise person will consider all the facts and base his choice on them. The wise voter also realizes that everything is not of equal importance. He understands the difference between right and wrong, what is good and what is best, and he votes accordingly.
GET THE WORD OUT
We all have a circle of friends and we need to share the facts with them. I realize that some folks get all bent-out-of-shape when you talk about politics and we have to use wisdom. But the election of a president is too important for us to remain silent. Everyone won’t be open to discuss this matter with, but some will and we need to take advantage of our opportunities. You can be sure that the proponents of evil will not be silent, neither should those who contend for righteousness.
GET ON YOUR KNEES
None of us are as smart as we think we are. Believing you know the facts doesn’t mean that you do. You can be sincere and be wrong. We need God’s help and every Christian should pray for wisdom and that God’s will be done. If we fail to pray we are sure to fail. We are involved in a spiritual warfare and nothing short of prayer will enable us to prevail. Our nation is spiritually sick and only by turning to God can we be healed (I Chron. 7:14).
GET TO THE POLLS
Being a citizen of the United States is a great privilege and an awesome responsibility. It is shameful that people reap all the benefits of living in America and then refuse to vote. Those who do such have no right to complain when the results turn out bad! God has given us the wonderful freedom to take a part in electing our leaders and we ought not take it lightly. He will hold us accountable for our actions. The up-coming presidential election just might be the most important one ever. We can’t afford to just sit back and hope things will turn out for the best. Get the facts, get the word out, get on your knees, and then get to the polls and vote!