Monday, November 1, 2010

An Election Conviction

In a few short hours, we will be selecting men and women to either stay in their current elected offices or be replaced. I don't always talk politics as I prefer to talk leadership. That's what these positions we are voting for should entail in my opinion.

My mother holds a public office and has done so for than half of my life. It's even been rumored and reported in the media that I was going to run for an elected position!

I've been more convicted than ever before of voting the scriptures. If a person says they are a Christian, everything they do in their personal life and career should bear witness to that. If they aren't willing to boldly speak about Christ and be led by Him in their decision making, I'm not interested in them representing me. Why? Because I want my representative in public office to be a reflection of righteousness.

Proverbs 11:11 says, "Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed." Integrity begins with the mouth. If a person doesn't exercise integrity with their mouth, they will lead their followers down a tunnel which eventually leads to a train wreck.

Paul said it best when he wrote to the Romans as to the importance of being true to the gospel. Romans 1:28-31 says, "Since they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, he gave them over to a depraved mind, to do what ought not to be done. They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips, slanderers, God-haters, insolent, arrogant and boastful, they invent ways of doing evil; they disobey their parents, they are senseless, faithless, heartless, ruthless." Does this describe our political make up these days? Verse 32 says, "Although they know God's righteous decree that those who do such things deserve death, they not only continue to do these very things but also approve of those who practice them."

Have you and I turned a blind eye to those we have elected in the past? Are we approving "of those of practice" the actions above?

For those who know better, I believe God will hold us accountable for the votes we cast.

1 comment:

The Miller's Blog said...

I just read in my devotion this morning that governments are established by God for the good of the people. Therefore it only stands to reason that godly people should be involved in government-- holding office, giving input, voting, volunteering, and praying.

I agree with you totally, Barbie. God bless.