“It is a trustworthy statement: if any man aspires to the office of overseer, it is a fine work he desires to do. An overseer, then, must be above reproach…” 1 Timothy 3:1, 2 ncv
"If America is to survive, we must elect more God-centered men and women to public office – individuals who will seek divine guidance in the affairs of state." ~ Billy Graham, evangelist
First Timothy 3 has a wonderful list of requirements for elected officials—and I know it is a rare find, indeed, if someone meets this bill a hundred percent—but it gives us a guide.
above reproach, temperate and self-controlled, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine, not pugnacious or violent or quarrelsome, free from the love of money, manages his household well, a good reputation in the community, dignified, and not double-tongued (1 Tim. 3:1-13 nasb & nlt)
As we pray for the election—how you’ll cast your vote and for those running for public offices—we need to pray for our nation to awaken to the error of our ways-- to cleanse us of unholy, unjust, and sinful thoughts and deeds—so that America can once again be a shining city on a hill. Pray for the citizens of this great nation to turn back to God. Pray that God will pour out His Spirit on this country, that all would put all hope and trust in Jesus.
Ask yourself: “What do I want from my elected officials?”
Be certain you are properly registered to vote (city, county, district, state)
Check the location for casting your vote
Do your homework on the issues and the candidates—don’t simply vote party lines, watch the debates with an open mind to hear what they say and please, be versatile in your resources
Exercise your freedom to VOTE—the freedom made possible by those who fought, shed blood, gave up their fortunes, and even died to give us this privilege.
Prayer for this time is so important because Billy Graham was so right, as was Timothy, of course.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Lynda. In a nation where elections are free, the citizens must not take the privilege lightly...especially "for such a time as this."ReplyDelete