WORD For Election 2016

So much has been said and written about Election 2016. Politicians, pundits, journalists, blogs, and almost endless coverage of the this election cycle has continued. As today is election day, it is time to stop talking and listen. We must listen to God’s Word and trust His sovereign purpose. In that hope, below are some Scriptures that may guide our listening, meditation, and prayers.

 

Only fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things he has done for you. But if you still do wickedly, you shall be swept away, both you and your king. (1Samuel 12:24-25) #WORDforElection2016

I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted. (Job 42:2) #WORDforElection2016

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people whom he has chosen as his heritage! 13 The Lord looks down from heaven; he sees all the children of man; 14 from where he sits enthroned he looks out on all the inhabitants of the earth, 15 he who fashions the hearts of them all and observes all their deeds. 16 The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength. 17 The war horse is a false hope for salvation, and by its great might it cannot rescue. 18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, 19 that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. 20 Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. 21 For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. 22 Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you. (Psalm 33:12-22) #WORDforElection2016

Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way, for his wrath is quickly kindled. Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psalm 2:10-12) #WORDforElection2016

The LORD has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all. (Psalm 103:19) #WORDforElection2016 

Why should the nations say, “Where is their God?” Our God is in the heavens; he does all that he pleases. (Psalm 115:3) #WORDforElection2016

Whatever the Lord pleases, he does, in heaven and on earth, in the seas and all deeps. (Psalm 135:6) #WORDforElection2016

Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people. (Proverbs 14:34) #WORDforElection2016 

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand. (Proverbs 19:21) #WORDforElection2016

The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the LORD; he turns it wherever he will. (Proverbs 21:1) #WORDforElection2016

He does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand. (Daniel 4:35) #WORDforElection2016 

My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose. (Isaiah 46:10)#WORDforElection2016

But this is the one to whom I will look: he who is humble and contrite in spirit and trembles at my word. (Isaiah 66:2)  #WORDforElection2016 

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God. (Micah 6:8) #WORDforElection2016

Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (Matthew 6:9-13)  #WORDforElection2016

Therefore render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s. (Matthew 22:21) #WORDforElection2016

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ (Philippians 3:20) #WORDforElection2016

Aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands… so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. (1Thessalonians 4:11) #WORDforElection2016

Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (1Thessalonians 5:16-18) #WORDforElection2016

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly, and dignified in every way. (1Timothy 2:1-2) #WORDforElection2016

Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire. (Hebrews 12:28-29) #WORDforElection2016

11 Beloved, I urge you as sojourners and exiles to abstain from the passions of the flesh, which wage war against your soul. 12  Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation. 13  Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, 14  or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good. 15  For this is the will of God, that by doing good you should put to silence the ignorance of foolish people. 16  Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. 17  Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor. (1Peter 2:11-17) #WORDforElection2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

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