II Chronicles 7:14
14 if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and
seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven,
and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
Probably at some point or another in the last 6 months or so, you have seen this verse come up in discussion in Christian circles regarding our national elections. For me, I have seen it so much it seems almost clichéish. But it’s significance bears attention, and oft repeating until at least 8:00 PM tomorrow.
There is much talk and unrest among the US populace with regards to our Presidential Election. In some there are critical issues on the ballot that pertain directly to a Biblical World View, as well as specific issues of biblical morality. Tomorrow is the day we vote on these issues all across the nation. When we enter the polls, we need to go in their humbly before, and vote not our fleshly conscience, but our spiritual one. Our vote is important to our nation, and it is important to God.
Oh, I know, some have already stopped reading. Too bad for them because it reflects poorly on their understanding of our biblical mandates and their understanding of the character of God and sound biblical principals. The separation of church and state, an issue that was not mandated in our Constitution, but rather by a corrupt Supreme Court, a matter that was opposed by the semi-religious man whom they give credit for authoring, is not a Godly idea. It is an idea of fallen man. The very phrase “the separation of church and…” you fill in the blank, it counter Christian, and counter God. As we can see from the verse used today as our devotional verse, God calls on us as a nation to seek Him, to cry out to Him, to love Him, to humble ourselves before Him as sinners, praying for His mercy and forgiveness. THIS is our biblical mandate.
In my mind, to not set ourselves on a path that seeks to have God intervene in this and all elections set before us in the divinely created nation ( a fact that was supported by many, many of our founding fathers), is to reject the station in life that our sovereign God has given us. We have been called to represent Him in all matters here on earth. Why reject that very thought in matters such as these when it is perhaps most important?
Humble yourself today and tomorrow before God. Pray like you mean it, like a son or daughter that desires more than anything that his or her father simply loves them back. If we pray, God WILL hear us. If we reject these notions, if we do not pray, we will not be heard, and a nation that is already falling away from it’s Judeo Christian foundations, will sink further in the post modern world that hates and rejects the God that created them.