As we finally approach Election Day in the United States, most of us are quite weary of the political battle from this year’s presidential race. Without a doubt our country is sharply divided in their support. Honestly, I don’t know if we are living up to the definition of being united.
So, who does God support in this election? Does He want us to vote for Biden or Trump? Who would He endorse?
While God IS concerned about the outcome, He is not going to tell you who to vote for. That decision still goes back to the issue of our free will. Even in the Old Testament, the Israelites complained that they wanted a king like the other nations. God relented and gave them what they wanted. (1 Samuel 8) They had some good and some bad kings of it because of their own choices. Yeah, that is quite a lame explanation but God isn’t going to tell you who you should vote for and He hasn’t told anyone – even Pat Robertson – who is going to win. It is also unacceptable for any preacher to stand behind their pulpit and tell you who you should vote for. If you attend a church like that then I suggest you leave it. It’s not up to a religious leader to spiritually manipulate anyone to vote one way or the other.
People will want to say it isn’t about the integrity of the person running for office that’s important, it’s about the agenda of their party.
You could spend hours picking apart the pros and cons of each party to support your case but you won’t find the answer there.
The integrity of a leader IS important. So, which one is that between Biden and Trump? I have already cast my vote but regardless who I voted for I do not think they are the perfect leader.
God wants us to make an informed decision but the problem is that there are so many skewed views that it is almost impossible for some people to make a decision.
The Bible tells us that ultimately God is in control. Frankly, at this point in time I don’t see any evidence of that. We are in complete chaos with the pandemic, racial injustice and lawlessness. Whoever wins the election is going to have their hands full. I wouldn’t want the job.
The thing that God did tell us to do was to pray for our leaders. (1 Timothy 2:2) We should do that with whoever is in charge. We certainly need to do a lot of that. Just think about it – the job as President of the United States of America is a heavy, heavy burden for anyone. Regardless of what you do, they won’t make everyone happy. It amazes me that we are entrusting these duties with men in their 70s. When many are retired at that age, one of these two men will have a job that will seriously age them even more.
Does it matter to God who our president is? Of course, it does but how will it work into his plan? None of us knows. It is my hope that we will become the UNITED States of America instead of what we have become.
You and I as voters have only one vote. That’s all we can do. Whatever happens we still trust God and leave the results up to Him.
It’s in these times that free will sucks. We could seriously get this wrong. I would prefer God to tell us “Thou shalt vote for….” But He’s not going to do that.
Regardless of the outcome, let us be the best that we can be. Let’s maintain our integrity. We can’t control what others do; we can only control ourselves and our own actions. Honestly neither Biden or Trump knows us personally but God does.
God isn’t going to endorse a candidate. That’s our choice. Good or bad we will have to live with that choice. I have a feeling that it’s going to be messy. I hope America makes the right choice.