God has given us an incredible opportunity that few people in the history of our world have ever had. We have the opportunity to vote for our leaders. Tomorrow we each get one ballot to choose who we want to be our leaders for the next few years. We must be good stewards of this opportunity God has given us.
To be good stewards, we must vote. To stay home tomorrow is to follow the example of the wicked servant who refused to use the one talent given to him. He buried it in the ground instead, and was strongly condemned (Matthew 25:14-30).
To be good stewards, we must vote for a candidate who has a chance of winning. In the presidential race, that means we must vote for Romney or Obama. To vote for anyone else is to waste your vote, to bury it in the ground. It would be like going to a casino and playing a game with absolute 0% chance of winning. Your chances at a casino are never good, but playing with 0% chance of winning is utter foolishness. So is voting for someone who has no chance of winning. You may not like either candidate, but one of them is going to win, so vote for the better of the two.
To be good stewards, we must vote wisely by weighing the issues. We must weigh the economic issues. We must weigh the foreign policy issues. We must weigh the moral issues:
- What is the candidate’s stand on same-sex marriage? (See a discussion here)
- What is the candidate’s stand on abortion which has killed 50+ million babies in almost 40 years?
- What is the candidate’s stand on the current administration’s policy requiring even religious non-profits to pay for insurance that will pay for their employees to buy abortion-inducing contraceptives. Will the candidate stand for religious freedom and against this religious persecution?
To be good stewards, we must weigh the issues, and then vote accordingly. We must vote wisely.
For further thoughts on why you need to vote tomorrow, see Joel Beeke’s helpful post.
But we must do more than vote. We must also pray. This too is an incredible opportunity that God has given to us. We must be good stewards of this opportunity and cry out to God on behalf of our nation. I could elaborate on this point, but instead I suggest you go to Albert Mohler’s post and use it as a guide for your prayers.
Vote and pray. May we be good stewards of both opportunities tomorrow.