Today, several states are still in the process of counting votes and aim to have final results tallied within the next few days. Neither President Donald Trump or former Vice President Joe Biden have enough electoral votes to officially take the election at this time. On Thursday, many of the close state races had narrowed even further as state and local officials continued to work overtime to tally the ballots.
In states where the candidate votes were separated by only a few thousand votes, recounts are expected.
Judges in several states are reviewing additional legal cases surrounding concerns of potential voter fraud.
The president will meet with administration officials and campaign staff. He is expected to remain at the White House in order to monitor the ongoing election results.
AS THE LORD LEADS, PRAY…
The commandment is a lamp and the teaching a light. – Proverbs 6:23
Most people can recall one or two teachers who made major contributions to their student lives. Others might be remembered for negative reasons. Eighty percent of what you have learned in life is a direct result of someone teaching by word or deed; the remaining 20 percent being the result of “the college of hard knocks.” Teaching is both an art and a science. Every person is a teacher at one level or another, whether by skills, talents, spiritual giftedness, or the life being lived.
Learning is essential to one’s existence. Like food nourishes the body, information nourishes the mind. In today’s verse, “the teaching” is the words and commands of God. Properly taught, it becomes light for your life journey.
If you wish to teach others, study God’s Word, relay what you have learned to others, live out what you’ve learned, then study some more. To teach well, learn discernment from the Holy Spirit so that you might pass it on. Even as you continue your own learning, beware of false teachers. Remember that all Scripture is profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness… a pattern that is self-repeating the more you learn.
The chaplains in the House and Senate, as well as military chaplains, are students of God’s Word. Pray for them and their effectiveness as they pass their knowledge on for the illumination of others.
Recommended for further reading: 2 Timothy 2:14-19
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Lifting our elections up to the Lord helps all of us keep the focus on the most important topics as well as softens our hearts to love everyone, even those with whom we may disagree. Believing differently shouldn't stop us from sharing God's love and His Word with others.