Friday, October 31, 2014


Man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart 1 Samuel 16:7 (NIV).

Candidates for all four hundred and thirty five seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and thirty four of the one-hundred Senate seats are to be voted on this November. United States Citizens are blessed with the job of voting for the best candidates to fill these critical positions.
The Bible contains assistance in making voting decisions.
1.      God expressed anger that His people made important decisions about their leadership without consulting Him. …they set up kings without my consent; they choose princes without my approval… Hosea 8:4. This tells me that before voting, my Lord expects His people to consult Him concerning their choice of leaders.
2.      God instructed His prophet, Samuel, to reject seven of Jesse’s sons before He approved of the youngest son, David. The Lord explained to Samuel that He makes such decisions by looking into the heart. Only God can “read” the heart of a man. Therefore, His choice is best, not what people may see on the surface.

3.      God told His prophet Isaiah that a man named Cyrus would one day free the Jewish people: Isaiah 44:28 through 45:1-14. One hundred and fifty years later Cyrus the Great became king. Although he worshiped idols, he freed the Jewish captives after seventy years of bondage. He allowed them to return to their homeland and rebuild their temple.  

The Lord had plans for His people then and He has plans for His people now. U.S. citizens can be a part of His plan. Use His wisdom and vote.
Lord, You alone know the heart of each candidate. You alone know who will bring peace, prosperity and safety to Your people. Please tell me how to vote.
© Christy Struben 2014

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