“Godliness makes a nation great,
but sin is a disgrace to any people.”
America - the land of the free and the home of the brave, or is it? We are witnessing the greatest attack on America in our lifetime. What is happening around us is not political but spiritual. It is clearly evident in political issues that are being decided, but it is much deeper than what most people think.
God created the nations of the earth and maintains control, but he has given us instructions and guidelines in the Bible for us to follow. Following God’s commands and instructions allow His blessing to blanket this land. When we refuse to listen and follow the umbrella of blessing is removed. Founding fathers don’t make a nation great. Our constitution is not the covering of protection and freedom. God’s word is! Godliness is what makes a nation great. Godliness is living your life in accordance to God’s word.
If you want to rise up and help turn America around then we need to repent of our sin and begin living according to God’s word. That is a personal commitment and a corporate church commitment that we need to make.
The bible says in 2 Chronicles 7:14, “Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land.” It’s clear from scripture that the answer is not a march, legislation, or a political party. I’m not against those things, but the key to getting God to move on our behalf is repentance and godliness. I think more people are more comfortable with the other responses rather than making a deep spiritual commitment to live as godly as possible.
I recently heard a presidential candidate mention that if you are from Syria and are Christian you cannot come into the United States, but if you’re from Syria and you are Muslim you are welcomed in. These are the same people who are torturing and killing Christians. Sin is a disgrace and makes no sense. America’s only hope is personal to each one of us who profess to be followers of Christ.
My challenge to you is rise up with a desire and passion to follow God with all your heart. If you’ve not fully surrendered your life to Christ then today is the day. Do a personal inventory of your spiritual life and give over to God everything that is keeping you from living a godly life! Then, and only then, will America be great!
Father, I pray for America today! I count it a privilege that I live here. We repent of our sin and wicked rebellious ways and turn our lives completely to you. Heal this land and restore our freedom. Help us to do our part in making America a great nation!