Proverbs 28:2 “For the transgression of a land many are the princes thereof: but by a man of understanding and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged.”
Going into the immediate election season, it is easy to fall into the thought trap that a single person cannot make a difference. In a land of millions of people, what can one man or one woman do? How much will one vote count? How can one person sway the massive ship of state?
There are at least two things that we must remember when we start to slip into this line of thinking. First, we are to do our duty regardless of the outcome. Life is filled with situations where the results are left up to God. Our role is to be faithful, regardless of the situation, context, obstacles, or perceived benefits. Second, we never know when we are in a situation when one person does make a difference, when one man or one woman will have disproportionate results, when one vote tips the election, when one person sways the massive ship of state. The potentiality of that situation in our next encounter demands that we act as if we are the decisive factor.
PLEASE DO YOUR CHRISTIAN DUTY AS IF THE RESULTS HINGE ON YOUR FAITHFULNESS. You never know when we are in a situation when a single man of understanding and knowledge will prolong our state. You may be that single man today.