We all need to vote. This is our civil/civic responsibility, as citizens of this country; just as paying taxes is our civic duty. I learned that many people, especially Christians, do not vote. There are some who never vote but complain about the candidates in office. In 1st Timothy 2:2, the Apostle Paul admonished believers in Ephesus to “Pray for all who are in authority that they may lead a quiet and peaceable life.” This is also a true saying for us today. The practice of praying and ‘not doing’ is not a practice approved by the Bible. If we have it in our power or ability to do something – we need to do it and stop putting everything on God to do; and especially, stop blaming the devil for everything. We need to learn to take personal responsibility and accountability for our lives and actions. We need to learn how to solve problems when we have it in our ability to do so; what if Dr. Martin Luther King (to name one) took on many of the lazy attitudes we see in people today? Would there had been a civil rights movement for the civil rights for everyone? Probably not! So listen to the candidates that are running for public office, and research their backgrounds; to make sure the person you are voting for is the right candidate you are helping to put in office. Don’t vote for someone based on their ethnicity, gender, or because the candidate belongs to the same political party you favor. But vote for people who will do the right things by people and by this country. As a republic, this is the reason we vote candidates into office – not to represent themselves, but to represent us.
– Blessings to all of you.