5 recommended go-to scriptures as you get out the vote

 ARTICLE BY EEW MAGAZINE EDITORS // POLITICS

ARTICLE BY EEW MAGAZINE EDITORS // POLITICS

While the economy is thriving under Republican President Donald J. Trump, civility and unity are suffering here in America. Although government reported that employers added a robust 250,000 jobs in October and the unemployment rate stayed at a five-decade low of 3.7 percent, discord and animus are at an all-time high.

As voters of faith and color head to the polls Tuesday, November 6th, what things should we keep in mind when casting our votes? Let’s go to the word of God for that.

Keep something in mind: at stake Tuesday is control of the House and Senate, both now led by Republican majorities. Analysts, however, say Democrats stand a good chance of regaining control of the House even while Republicans maintain the Senate.

But political party aside, with so many people fighting for the black vote and the faith vote, how are we to make wise judgments about voting? What can we do to better read between the vicious and deceptive lines of political rhetoric and use our power for the good of the nation?

While this isn’t always as easy as we’d like it to be, researching candidates, and learning what their stance is on specific issues helps a whole lot. But that’s not all we need to do. Every believer should consult Scripture.

Yes, even on Election Day.

In all things, the word of God is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path (Psalm 119:105). With that in mind, Empowering Everyday Women (EEW) Online Magazine did a random survey of over 100 readers. We asked them to submit their favorite scriptures related to voting.

Our surveyors received 84 responses and here are our Top 5 favorite recommended go-to scriptures as you get out the vote today.

Why Christians should vote:

“When the righteous increase, the people rejoice, but when the wicked rule, the people groan.” (Proverbs 29:2)

What kind of people to vote for:

“Choose for your tribes wise, understanding, and experienced men, and I will appoint them as your heads.” (Deuteronomy 1:13)

What qualities candidates should possess:

“Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.” (Exodus 18:21)

Who really has the power:

 “The lot is cast into the lap, but its every decision is from the Lord.” (Proverbs 16:33)

Why voting should be done prayerfully:

“They made kings, but not through me. They set up princes, but I knew it not. With their silver and gold they made idols for their own destruction.” (Hosea 8:4 )

So get out and vote, and “let justice roll down like waters, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream.” (Amos 5:24)

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