What Would Jesus Say About This Election?
Yesterday, I gave us some guidelines as we go to the polls tomorrow. I realize that some of you may have already voted; but if you haven’t, remember … you have both the right and the responsibility to cast your vote and there are several reasons to vote this time. And, no, the economy is not the main issue - righteousness is the always the main issue with Christian voters!
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people (Prov. 14:34).
When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan (Prov. 29:2).
The one key ingredient we must all search for in a leader is integrity - that is a sign of righteousness. When it comes to picking a president, I think Gandhi had it right: “the obligation of accepting a position of power is to be, above all else, a good human being.” Virtue is a requirement for leadership. Character matters. Decisions to be made when in the “heat of the moment” flow out of character - not competence.
So when you vote tomorrow, vote for righteousness, morals, family and principals - not just the economy.