There’s an old country song that says, “Oh, Lord, it’s hard to be humble, when you’re perfect in every way.” I guess that kind of sums up pride. When we look at ourselves as better than someone else; when we feel there is no room for improvement; when we’re first to judge another person; when we feel we have no sin; we are setting ourselves up for a great fall.
It’s easy to see a lot of that during an election year. Each of the candidates is blowing their own horn in order to get our vote. At times, the noise is deafening and hard to listen to. The issues have been clouded by mudslinging. We’ve placed personalities above who is the most qualified and political corruption is running as rampant as national apathy towards it. People are even losing friends over this election.
Proverbs 27:2 “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.” Our actions can often speak louder than words, and yet even our actions are nothing in comparison to the love of God.
Making the right decision in an election year should be based on facts, not on who has the most pizazz. We have an obligation to do our research before going to the polls. May God continue to be in charge of our lives no matter what the outcome.
Lord, humility is not easy to come by in this day and age. We need your wisdom and guidance now more than ever. The leader of the free world is about to be elected and our nation is faced with a difficult choice. I know that you control everything, even the office of the presidency. Help us to never forget that. No matter what happens, I pray that you lead our nation back on track, doing service to you. Amen!