Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?”
“Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” Joshua 5:13-14
During the Civil War someone asked President Lincoln if he thought God was on the Union’s side. Lincoln’s reply was “Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side, my greatest concern is to be on God’s side, for God is always right.” What words of wisdom from President Lincoln in light of both the Union and Confederacy thought God was on their side. Lincoln knew it was more important to be on God’s side, because He sets the standard and is the truth, and as he said, He is always right.
During this election time maybe we too should consider the question we so often ask and instead of asking who to vote for, ask God, how should I vote. Since Romans 13:1 makes it clear that all authority is from God, not going to Him and His Word for counsel in this matter is in plain English, a stupid thing to do. Especially since He Himself is the Truth and He cannot lie. So as you’re collecting information about the candidates and their platforms, don’t forget to include God as you consider your vote.