Choosing Representatives

Tomorrow offers an opportunity for each American to express himself at the polls in electing those who will then be ruling over us. This opportunity should not be taken lightly, but should be bathed in prayer and seeking His face.

Rev. Thomas Hooker wisely taught the colonists of Connecticut from the passage in Deuteronomy that they should take “wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes.” These Biblical qualities are still a sound basis for each of us as we seek the right choice for whom we will cast our vote.

Pastor John Robinson instructed the Pilgrims in his letter upon their departure for America to “let your wisdom and godliness appear, not only in choosing such persons as do entirely love and will promote the common good, but also in yielding unto them all due honor and obedience in their lawful administrations; not beholding in them the ordinariness of their persons, but God’s ordinance for your good, not being like the foolish multitude who more honor the gay coat, than either the virtuous mind of the man, or glorious ordinance of the Lord.”

These Pastors words are still a sound basis for each of us as we choose based upon the principles upon which the candidate stands. Are these principles founded upon the principles of the Word of God?

May God, in His wisdom, bless our land by giving us those men and women of leadership who will be making their decisions, not upon that which is politically expedient, but upon the principles of the Word of God.

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