Over the next several blogs, unless it gets preempted, I will share some thoughts about voting. Hopefully, you will find it helpful.
First, when voting, always “Keep the main thing, the main thing”. Jesus taught, “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Matthew 6:33 Keeping the main thing, the main thing means we put God’s Kingdom and the values found therein first in our lives. So, when we vote, we need to keep the main thing, the main thing.
What are the main things?
Jesus said in Matthew 22:37-40 “’You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.”
In other words, even when we vote, we are to love God and love others. Our ballots should reflect our love of God and others.
Secondly, if you are the typical American, you will be inundated with pamphlets and literature serving as voter guides. Even our government has a voter guide of sorts. We should always remember to stay true to the truth. The Bible should be our ultimate voter guide. Psalm 119:105 says, “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.”
Finally, we should always remember to stay unified as a church family. Unified doesn’t mean that we all vote the same way. It means that even if we vote differently, we remain the unified Body of Christ. Unity is more important than unanimity.
Paul wrote in Ephesians 4:1-6, “Therefore I, the prisoner of the Lord, implore you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling with which you have been called, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, 3 being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. 4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.”
So, as we vote, remember to keep the main thing, the main thing; use the Word of God as your voter guide and stay unified.
Something to think about…