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As You Go To The Polls
By Steve Higginbotham
November 2, 2004

Months and months of hard work and campaigning finally come to an end today.  Today, our nation will elect a new president.  For months now, I've listened to the commercials, debates, and news commentators speak on this presidential race.  I've heard both Democratic and Republican supporters speak of the "issues" that are most important to them, and here's the conclusion to which I have finally arrived: 

Some people, regardless of their political affiliation, have forgotten what the word of God says.  The Bible doesn't say, "The economy exalts a nation, and recession is a reproach to any people."  Rather, the Bible says that "Righteousness exalts a nation, and sin is a reproach to any people." (Proverbs 14:34).

As you go to the polls, keep first things first.

"The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.  The counsel of the Lord stands forever, The plans of his heart to all generations.  Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, The people he has chosen as his own inheritance...No king is saved by the multitude of an army; a mighty man is not delivered by great strength...Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his mercy.  Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield.  For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.  Let your mercy, O Lord be upon us, Just as we hope in you. (Psalm 33:10-12,16,18,20-22).


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