Carry These Five Principles into the Voting Booth

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice. But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”

Proverbs 29:2

Ponder This

Today in the US is an important election day. I trust every one of you will vote. Are you praying over your vote? Dr. Francis Schaeffer, a brilliant man, one of the foremost Christian thinkers of our time, gave us 5 principles to keep in mind when we vote. These have nothing to do with personalities or political parties. The principles guiding our vote should be:

  1. The dignity of human life
  2. The importance of the traditional family
  3. Religious freedom of speech in schools, both public and private
  4. Human rights and the need for justice in our world
  5. The compassionate use of accumulated wealth

These five ought to be in the heart and mind of every child of God. Pray over these. Then, based on God’s Word, make your determination. God will give you wisdom.

Practice This

Pray it from your heart, “God, bless America, and God, give us space to repent. And may the ones of Your choosing be elected to lead us.” Remember, “…to him who knows to do good and does not do it, to him it is sin” (James 4:17).