THE IRON PEN by Daniel Hite

November 5, 2012

A Faithful Vote

Filed under: leadership,representation,voting — danielhite @ 1:29 pm
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In selecting men for office, let principle be your guide.
Regard not the particular sect or denomination of
the candidate—look to his character… It is alleged
by men of loose principles, or defective views of the
subject, that religion and morality are not necessary
or important qualifications for political stations. But
the Scriptures teach a different doctrine. They direct
that rulers should be men who rule in the fear of God,
able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating
covetousness…
When a citizen gives his vote to a man of known
immorality, he abuses his civic responsibility; he
sacrifices not only his own interest, but that of his
neighbor; he betrays the interest of his country.
—Noah Webster

Vote your values, vote your conscience, vote your faith. This is one of the most important elections in America’s history. To my recollection, there has never been such a stark contrast of values, stands on issues, and differences on morality.

THIS IS A MOSES MOMENT–“Who is on the Lord’s side?”
THIS IS A JOSHUA MOMENT–at the walls of Jericho
THIS IS A GIDEON MOMENT–against Midian
THIS IS AN ESTHER MOMENT–“If I perish, I perish.”
THIS IS AN ELIJAH MOMENT–on Mt. Carmel
THIS IS A DAVID MOMENT–against Goliath
THIS IS A NEHEMIAH MOMENT–at Jerusalem’s wall

Every American voter will make choices, not just political choices, but moral choices in the voting booth as they select candidates and approve/disapprove ballot issues. America will vote its prevailing values. The question is, will God-fearing citizens stand for righteousness (justice) and liberty or for the vacillating morality of the day? America will declare either “The Lord, He is God” or “We have no God but Caesar.” May God have mercy on us and by His grace lift us up, as a nation, onto the solid rock once again. Is America a place where God will hear our prayers?

“If I shut up the heavens so there is no rain, or if I command the locust to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among My people, and My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now My eyes shall be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place.”  — 2 Chronicles 7:13-15

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