The media is working every way possible to convince us how to vote in the forth coming election. Personally, I have retained that old fashioned manner of responding to the question of: “How or for who have you planned to vote?” “That is my business and mine alone!”
Admittedly, I have some things for which I could vote on either candidate and some for another. The question is, “Which candidate out of my total feelings is worthy of my choice?” As an immigrant of the 60’s, and naturalized, I have my leanings.
Some years ago, as I was reading concerning the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, the thought entered my mind, “Look at that! Less than a week ago these people were “hanging on every word He said”. (Luke 19:48) How quickly people are prone to change their mind about others. One week they “hang” on every word, and the next week they are engaged in crucifying Him.
Trying to “weed” through every statement made by the politicians is not easy. Their script writers and the interpreters who want to make a little excitement for the readers, like you and me, are often “masters of deceit”, and you need to consider many sources in endeavoring to secure a satisfying conclusion. You also have to remember that the polls of our readership, is the determining factor of their income.
As I mentioned previously, they were favorably impressed when examining the words spoken the previous week, but now they are “gobbling” up every word of the “chief priests and the scribes and the leading men among the people”. They loved it when Jesus spoke the truth: “And my house shall be a house of prayer, but you have made it a robbers den.” (Luke 19:40, 46) However, when it dictated a change in their worship or life style, they “hung HIM on a cross.” One week and they became “lopsided” in their thinking.
As we go to the polls, prayerfully seek the mind of the Lord! Be sure your vote is backed by the overall teaching of the Word of God. Fervently recall the words of David and the Parable of our Savior…”Thy WORD is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path”… (Psalm 119:105, Luke 8:18)