Five reasons why your vote counts: If you live in a Republic such as the USA, Europe, or any nation in the world that’s not a dictatorship or a kingdom, nor ruled by a party which squashes free speech and falsifies votes, your vote counts, and you would be well-advised to prayerfully make your decision and cast your ballot with wisdom. There is a temptation to give up; to believe that your vote just doesn’t count, even if you have a representative government. Here are some reasons for that temptation:
If out of state, the Absentee Ballot is always an option. One easy way to arrange that is to phone your home town. Another way is via web sites such as:
1 Timothy 2:1-8 AENT:
1. I exhort you, therefore, first of all, that you present to Elohim supplication and prayer and intercession and thanksgiving for all men: 2. for kings and magistrates that we may dwell in a quiet and tranquil habitation with all reverence for Elohim and with purity. 3. For this is good and acceptable before Elohim our life-giver, 4. who would have all men live and be converted to the knowledge of the truth. 5. For Elohim is one, and the mediator between Elohim and men is one; (namely) the man Y’shua the Mashiyach, 6. who gave himself a ransom for every man; a testimony that arrived in due time, 7. of which I am constituted a herald and apostle. I speak the truth and do not lie, for I am the teacher of the Gentiles in the belief of the truth. 8. I desire therefore, that men may pray in every place while they lift up their hands with purity, without wrath and without disputations.
Let’s break out these verses, one by one:
Matthew Henry’s commentary on this text: