Monday, November 5, 2012
THE DUTY OF MAN
Tomorrow is Election Day. Soon we will learn whether we will be governed with four more years of the same or four years of something new.
California has pretty much already decided upon whom it will dedicate its electoral votes. But we’ll vote anyway, because we can; because we should; because it is our right, our privilege and our duty.
Our duty at least from the conventions of man.
Ecclesiastes states a more profound duty, when wise King Solomon wrote The Conclusion of the Matter:
Now all has been heard;
here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the duty of all mankind.
For God will bring every deed into judgment,
including every hidden thing,
whether it is good or evil. (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)
Fear God and keep his commandments. That’s it. That’s the number one duty of mankind. Everything else is meaningless under the sun.
So tomorrow we will do our civic duty and vote our conscience. And leave the results to God. He is in charge. He has a plan. And fortunately, His plan extends well beyond the next four years.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we praise you for your plan. We know it is good because you are good. Please give us wisdom as we vote in our earthly elections. Please help us make decisions that fall into line with what you have in mind. And please grant our government officials wisdom and right thinking as they make decisions on our behalf. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? You’re gonna vote, right?