“For the love of money is at the root of all kinds of evil. And some people craving money, have wandered from the faith, and pierced themselves with many sorrows.” 1 Timothy 6:10 NLT
“Greed, for lack of a better word is good. Greed is right. Greed works. Greed clarifies and cuts through to the essence of the evolutionary spirit.” Gordon Gekko, Wall Street
Could voting be motivated by greed? Believe it or not, greed is a sneaky spirit that is so easy to grip a believer, especially in a capitalistic country like the U.S. I have heard some voters say they will base their vote on “the economy.” On the surface, this is a sound reason but there are other issues that should command consideration. Some may base their vote on the stimulus check (looks like there may not be another). Some may base their vote on the Paycheck Protection Program Loan that can be forgiven which included nonprofits. Sometimes politicians play to a human greed factor
Are such voting decisions just sound business decisions? Is a vote that benefits you personally and does not benefit the larger community a business decision or greed? Can politicians “buy” your vote with financial programs, policies, and promises? What is the price of your vote? Was Gordon Gekko, right?
Prayer: God, please deliver us from the evil of greed. Let us not vote based upon the temporary increase of money alone. Give us wisdom to decipher the truth and what pleases you before we vote.
Amen. © 2020 Dr. John Ogletree – Houston, TX