Re: Daily Devotional; formerly Chaplains Corner
Thank you, BlackEagle.
And that IS dangerous - - for Satan's purposes!
Today, in the US, is Election Day. I remember well when I reached 21 and was allowed to vote for the first time. I was in the service then, and the complaint that many young people in the service had at that time was that we could fight and die for our country at 18, but we could not vote in an election to have some influence on who we fought until we were 21.
Now, the age to vote has been reduced to 18, so this inequity has been resolved. And how is this privilege being received by these new young voters? In 1972, 50% of those 18-21 registered and voted. By 2010, a non-presidential year, with the overall voter turnout at 37%, the young voter turnout was only 20% . It seems that with the end of the Vietnam War era, interest in voting among young people has waned. Yet, many nations in the world are considering lowering the age yet again, this time to 16, and some have already done so.
When I was a kid, my older brother got a drivers license when he was 14. By the time I reached 14 seven years later, the age had been raised to 16. Now, there is talk of raising it to 18 due to the much higher accident rate among younger drivers.
These two issues bring a question to my mind.
Why are younger people considered to be less able to drive a car, yet more able to make decisions regarding the governing of our nation?
There is an old saying that comes from Chicago: “Vote early, and vote often!” There is controversy over the exact source of that saying, but having been born and raised in Illinois, I assure you that it is taken to heart there in Cook County. And I will repeat it; vote early, so you don't get shut out by closing polls. And vote as often as we have any election. Too many brave people laid down their lives to obtain and preserve this privilege for any one to ignore it.
Luke 16:1-2 (KJV);
And he said also unto his disciples, There was a certain rich man, which had a steward; and the same was accused unto him that he had wasted his goods. And he called him, and said unto him, How is it that I hear this of thee? give an account of thy stewardship; for thou mayest be no longer steward.
If you do not exercise your right to vote, you could end up losing it!
May God have mercy on us this day, and bless our nation as he has in the past with good leadership.
Christ told me to arm myself. If you want me disarmed - - Molon Labe.