How to Turn the Ballot Box into a Blessing Box

SERIES – The Religion of Trumpianity

Judges 9:8-15 NIV

8     One day the trees went out to anoint a king for themselves. They said to the olive tree, ‘Be our king.’

9     “But the olive tree answered, ‘Should I give up my oil, by which both gods and men are honored, to hold sway over the trees?’

10   “Next, the trees said to the fig tree, ‘Come and be our king.’

11   “But the fig tree replied, ‘Should I give up my fruit, so good and sweet, to hold sway over the trees?’

12   “Then the trees said to the vine, ‘Come and be our king.’

13   “But the vine answered, ‘Should I give up my wine, which cheers both gods and men, to hold sway over the trees?’

14   “Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, ‘Come and be our king.’

15   “The thornbush said to the trees, ‘If you really want to anoint me king over you, come and take refuge in my shade; but if not, then let fire come out of the thornbush and consume the cedars of Lebanon!’

Proverbs 29:2 NIV – When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; when the wicked rule, the people groan.

I. The tragedy of a delusional politics

II. The passivity of an apathetic electorate

Our vote is a reflection of who we are as a nation.

All that is necessary for evil to triumph in society is for good people to do nothing.

Edmund Burke

Types of Sin

  1. Misdeeds
  2. Missed deeds

III. The political illiteracy of the voting consistency

Politics is deciding who will get what, when and how.

Howard Caswell, Yale University (1958)

Questions raised by that definition

  1. What do we get in exchange for our vote?
  2. When do we get it or who can get it to us the fastest?
  3. How will I get it?

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