The entire book of Esther is about a young queen who sought the prayers of a nation to save a condemned Jewish people. Because of those prayers, the king lifted the condemnation and “the Jews had light and gladness, joy and honor.”
This sweet thing called “suffrage”, we have it. But in light of that, let us not just vote, fellows. There are lots of things to to ponder on…
On the Sovereignty of Public Officials
“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” –Romans 13:1
On the Responsibility to Vote
“Appoint judges and officials for each of your tribes in every town the Lord your God is giving you, and they shall judge the people fairly.” –Deuteronomy 16:18
On the Power of Prayer for a Nation
“I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone– for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.” — 1 Timothy 2:1-2
Get involved. Vote.
But, don’t vote UNTIL you’ve both researched the candidates and prayed for God’s guidance and wisdom about who would be His choice for each office.
May we have God-blessed May Ten Twenty-ten!