Remember this: whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously. II Corinthians 9:6 NIV
Sometimes a scriptural principle applies in other areas, and is reinforced by other Scripture(s). Like, whoever prays sparingly will reap sparingly; you have not because you ask not.
Just so, you have not because you vote not.
Today is Memorial Day. We remember the multitudes of patriots who fought and died for our freedoms and rights.
What about our responsibilities? 2016 is an election year. The stakes are high, but many protest, “I don’t agree with any of the candidates, so I won’t vote at all.”
You don’t have all the political power you want, so you just throw away the power you do have. What kind of logic is that?
The kind that makes the opposition feel like Christmas and a lifetime of birthdays and Halloween all rolled up in one. They own the candy store!
We have just as many votes—one apiece—as the opposition does. Their votes count for no more than ours—but they aren’t quitters.
Now hear this! “Greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world.” We have far more power at our disposal that they do.
But prayer is only the beginning. We still have to rustle up some godly candidates and vote.
Many of today’s problems rest at the feet of the citizenry who puts ungodly leaders in office and refuses to hold them accountable. And much of that blame lies squarely at the feet of Conservative Christians who refuse to vote.
Do you know that enough Christians threw away their votes in the last two elections to simply allow the current reckless administration to sweep into power and run away with our country? If the Christians who avoided their responsibility had voted, their collective votes could have made the difference.
Yes, some candidates stand on the wrong side of important issues. But choose the best of the not quite good enough, then hold their noses to the grindstone and their feet to the fire. They are our servants!
We are sentries sleeping on duty in wartime. Sure, God is a God of forgiveness, but there are consequences. Just look around at what we’re living with today.
Avi, forgive us, and heal our land, and give us wisdom. In Your holy name, Amen.