Source: How to Vote in November – Paul Borthwick
I would like to just quote Mr. Borthwick’s post verbatim, but I will just give you the most important points for me:
As a Christian, I am challenged to keep control over my tongue (James 3) and offer speech seasoned with grace so that I know how to answer people (Colossians 4:6). I know that our national family and my Christian family deeply disagree over this election, the candidates, and the issues at hand, but I must be willing to air my views as graciously as possible, with conviction but without trash-talking the people with whom I disagree.
“What do these candidates tell me about my country? About our values? About ongoing racism? About our commitment to truthfulness? About our view on the sanctity of all human lives? About me?” I find it easier to confess before God that “I live amongst a people of unclean lips,” but I don’t like the idea of confessing that “I am a man of unclean lips” (Isaiah 6). I hate turning the mirror on myself and acknowledging that I am part and often a participant in America’s problems and sins.
my research on the person I vote for as president is important, but so is the research I do on who I vote for in the senate and the House of Representatives, all the way down to the local school committee or sheriff.
That last point is especially true in a state like South Dakota where the winner of the Presidential race is already almost certain.
I pray that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give you a spirit of wisdom and revelation as you come to know him, so that, with the eyes of your heart enlightened, you may know what is the hope to which he has called you, what are the riches of his glorious inheritance among the saints, and what is the immeasurable greatness of his power for us who believe, according to the working of his great power. God put this power to work in Christ when he raised him from the dead and seated him at his right hand in the heavenly places, far above all rule and authority and power and dominion, and above every name that is named, not only in this age but also in the age to come. -Ephesians 1:17-21 (NRSV)
Father of glory,
You are powerful enough to have raised people from the dead. You are powerful enough strengthen your followers to endure unimaginable pain, hardship, and death for the sake of what is true. You are loving enough to use that power for those who believe in you.
Surely then, you are powerful enough to grant me what I need to do what is good in my life today.
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