First, make sure you plan to vote. This is a privilege and right that has been given to us as United States Citizens. As Sir Edmund Burke so well articulated, “The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” We have a responsibility to vote and to vote correctly.
Second, be informed. Understand who you should vote for and why you are voting for them. The number one question you ought to ask is whether or not the person or thing you are voting for supports and advances principles that are consistent with the Kingdom of God and Scripture. It is very clear that the recent platform of the Democrat party was consistent in supporting things both mentioned and condemned in Romans 1.
Third, make sure that you vote for the most moral candidate. Taking care of the poor is important, but redistributing the wealth of others to support those that refuse to work for their wealth is not moral and shouldn’t be considered a good and Biblical choice. A person can be moral and not be a Christian.
Fourth, remember that you are voting for a president and not a pastor. When we go to a doctor to have surgery, we don’t ask them about their religion or theology. We want to know how qualified they are to perform the kind of surgery we need to have. We want it to be a success! The same is true for our next president.
Fifth, understand that the economy is important to churches and ministries. The economy is not the only issue on which we are to be voting. Recent polls show that the majority of people voting this Tuesday will be casting a vote for a better economy. While we as believers would agree that the moral issues far out weigh the economic ones, we must understand that a good and thriving economy is good for churches and ministries. When the economy is suppressed and not doing well, giving to churches and ministries is also affected. The past four years has seen a number of ministries close their doors due to lack of donations and support. Therefore, the economy must be A factor in our vote but not THE factor.
Sixth, pray and ask the Lord of wisdom and guidance as you vote. James 1 says, “If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him. (James 1:5 ESV) If you are still unconvinced and potentially considering not voting because you cannot do so in good conscience, I implore you to consider what has been written here and to ask the Lord for wisdom.
This upcoming election is one of the most important of our lifetime. The Lord is in control and His will is going to be done. We must still exercise our duty and responsibility and leave the results of this election to the Lord. Every vote is going to count and my prayer is that you will make yours count for right and Biblical values this upcoming election day!