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The Reason Why We Vote

The Reason Why We Vote

The time has come that Christians must vote for honest men, and take consistent ground in politics... God cannot sustain this free and blessed country, which we love and pray for, unless the Church will take right ground... It seems sometimes as if the foundations of the nation are becoming rotten, and Christians seem to act as if they think God does not see what they do in politics. ~ Charles Finney

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

God commands you to choose for rulers just men who will rule in the fear of God. The preservation of a republican government depends on the faithful discharge of this duty; if the citizens neglect their
duty and place unprincipled men in office, the government will soon be corrupted; laws will be made, not for the
public good, so much as for selfish or local purposes; corrupt or incompetent men will be appointed to execute
the laws; the public revenues will be squandered on unworthy men; and the rights of the citizens will be violated or disregarded.
~ Noah Webster

The liberties of our Country, the freedom of our civil constitution, are worth defending at all hazards; and it is our duty to defend them against all attacks. We have received them as a fair Inheritance from our worthy Ancestors: they purchased them for us with toil and danger and expense of treasure and blood, and transmitted them to us with care and diligence. It will bring an everlasting mark of infamy on the present generation, enlightened as it is, if we should suffer them to be wrested from us by violence without a struggle or to be cheated out of them by the artifices of false and designing men. ~ Samuel Adams

I will praise the Lord according to His righteousness, and will sing praise to the name of the Lord Most High. Psalm 7:17

Praising God should be an everyday and throughout-the-day occurrence in this great country we call home. We are blessed with the freedom to live as we wish, vote as we choose, worship where we want to, and express our opinion without fear of retribution. These are privileges we should not take for granted. May God be our guide this November as we plan for the future and prayerfully exercise our right to vote.

Excerpted with permission from If My People by Jack Countryman, copyright Jack Countryman.

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Today is election day in America. Let’s pray for our leadership today and exercise our right to vote! ~ Devotionals Daily