Why Vote If God's In Control?
God is sovereign and that means that is no one or nothing that can trump His will (pardon the election-year pun).
There is no amount of ballot stuffing, party pressures, or political action committee, that can thwart God’s sovereign will:
Isaiah 43:13 Indeed before the day was, I am He; And there is no one who can deliver out of My hand; I work, and who will reverse it?"
That could be frightening except that His sovereignty is also applied to the well-being and security of those who are called by His name:
Malachi 3:6 "For I am the LORD, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.
We have an election coming up pretty quick. We will be selecting someone to be our President—the most powerful person in the world.
I don’t know how you feel but I am looking for the box marked “None of the Above.”
My theology tells me that the sovereign God has already chosen the person who will sit in the Oval Office come January. The obvious question occurs to me: Why should I even cast my vote since it has already been decided?
Let’s break this down a little.
Isaiah 57:15 refers to God as the One who inhabits eternity. That tells me that God is presently in the past; He is presently in the present; and He is presently in the future.
God is not restricted to the passage of time. He is not waiting for things to happen.
As I stand before you with a body that is rapidly breaking down, God is presently welcoming me into heaven.
Do I understand it? Absolutely not! Can I accept it? You betcha! I am completely committed to the absolute accuracy of the Bible as it teaches on the sovereignty of God.
In Daniel’s prayer in Daniel 2:21, he states that, God “removes kings and raises up kings.” God has not relinquished this responsibility.
After being humbled by God, King Nebuchadnezzar confessed the following:
34 For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation.
35 All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, "What have You done?"