Sometimes when the time comes to vote we are faced with a situation where ALL the candidates do not conform to our personal beliefs, principles, and ethics.
This may beg the question: If I vote for the “lesser of two evils,” am I nonetheless approving of an evil person?
“I am sending you out like sheep among wolves. Therefore be as shrewd as snakes and as innocent as doves.”
~ Matthew 10:16
He knew that we would be living in a broken world where there would be not just imperfect people (like us!), but outright scandalous scoundrels. It is into this world that He sends us to be salt (a preservative to delay the spoiling of the world) and light (an illuminator of the darkness), (see Matthew 5:13-16).
He sends us with the encouragement to exercise shrewd wisdom in our dealings while maintaining a genuine innocence, innocent of evil.
Sometimes our vote may not be FOR a candidate as much as it is AGAINST another. If and when we are faced with a Lesser-of-Two-Evils scenario, it is appropriate to be shrewd in anticipating the possible outcomes, and where our vote would accomplish the most “preservative” effect or in other words, will help DELAY society’s degradation or spoiling.
As with every important decision in life, patient and focused prayer is absolutely critical. Let’s pray for God’s guidance of our voting decision, whether He chooses to speak to our heart clearly or to work through our subconscious.
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