The Fourth of July was traditionally celebrated as America’s birthday, but the idea of an annual day specifically celebrating the Flag is believed to have first originated in 1885. BJ Cigrand, a schoolteacher, arranged for the pupils in the Fredonia, Wisconsin Public School, District 6, to observe June 14 (the 108th anniversary of the official adoption of The Stars and Stripes) as ‘Flag Birthday’. In numerous magazines and newspaper articles and public addresses over the following years, Cigrand continued to enthusiastically advocate the observance of June 14 as ‘Flag Birthday’, or ‘Flag Day’. (Continue reading the History of Flag Day.)
A successful fisherman knows WHAT kind of fish he wants to catch, he knows HOW to catch it, and he knows WHERE to find it. So when he casts his line, he is likely to reel in a keeper. However, when it comes to casting votes, too often people don’t know the criteria for what makes a “fish” good or desirable, and they don’t know where to go to find it, so when they cast their votes, the end up reeling in a bad fish.
Scripture not only tells us what characteristics to look for in a worthy leader, it also tells us where to go to find such people – the church. Before casting your vote, have you considered what kind of “fish” you might reel in?
Please listen to and share today’s 1-minute Stand in the Gap program as Sam helps us identify the scriptural criteria for “bad fish” so you can cast an informed vote and reel in a “keeper.”
For a 60-second investment of your time, and a 5-second Facebook post or Tweet, you will help your friends consider this vital question: What criteria do you use when deciding who to cast your vote for?
In Defense of Truth & Freedom,
American Pastors Network
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