"You are the salt of the earth. But what good is salt if it has lost its flavor? … You are the light of the world … Let your good deeds shine out for all to see, so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." – Matthew 5:13-16 NLT
Today is election day in the United States, a day in which American citizens can help determine the direction of their country and who will serve in public offices. Christians should let their voices be heard today. Yet, amazingly, millions of Christians will not vote.
A recent analysis discovered that 41% of born-again adults did not vote – almost 35 million Christians! How will they justify their apathy and lack of actions to God?
Why do so many Christians fail to fulfill this basic responsibility? Perhaps they feel helpless and don’t think their votes matter. Perhaps they are not excited about the candidates or disagree with some of the views presented. Perhaps they are busy and just do not feel like exerting the effort.
But before God, none of these excuses is justifiable. Jesus said that we are the salt of the earth and the light of the world; we are to make a difference. This is our calling as believers. We have an obligation to be salt and light. If we do not, we are like the salt that is “thrown out and trampled underfoot as worthless” (v. 13).
Make sure that you vote today for godly leaders. Ask God to guide your voting selections. Pray for your country and its leaders regularly. Let your voice be heard throughout the year. You are the light of the world and the salt of the earth.
Father, I pray for our country. Please move on hearts to bring godly people to office. Help Christians stand for their faith. In Jesus’ name, amen.