“How much better to get wisdom than gold, to choose understanding rather than silver!“ (Proverbs 16:16, NIV)
The Wisdom Literature of the Bible is filled with instruction like this one, encouraging us to make wise choices. But as we all know, some choices are easier to make than others. Every decision we make is a choice between options. In fact, “decision” comes from the Latin de (between) + cisio (to cut)…it is the idea of cutting between two (or more) possibilities. When we make decisions, we hopefully remove the bad options only leaving ourselves with good, wise choices.
But like I say, sometimes this is harder than it looks. For many of us, this challenging issue comes to a head every four years when we Americans vote for president. And it seems that 2016 is a banner year for tough decisions as never in our country’s history have we had two candidates with lower approval ratings.
Many of you have already worked through this issue and have voted early. But I know there are still some of us that are working through this decision-making process.
Tonight I will host a meeting at New Life Church at 7 p.m. called Vote 2016. I won’t, nor would I ever, tell you how to vote. But I will walk through what I think are the eight most important issues in this election. We’ll look at the Scriptures and spend some time in prayer. And hopefully, by the end of the evening you will be able to cut between the options with confidence.
We will also take some time tonight to discuss Sunday’s sermon by Pastor Chris Respass. It was challenging and bold. I’ve heard postitive and negative responses. I’d love to hear your thoughts tonight.
Hope to see you then!