We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God. – 2 Corinthians 5:20-21 NIV
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting
Our Nation: The Part We Play
Most people agree that the United States was founded on Judeo-Christian values and traditions. As such, Genesis 12:2-3 has great meaning.
As you look at the state of our nation today, what do you see? The Bible says, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Ps. 33:12), but this is not a popular belief in our society. However, it’s the only way our nation can flourish. Further support for this truth is found in Proverbs 14:34, “Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.”
Contrary to popular belief, what actually protects a nation is not military strength but the righteousness of its people. When the Lord is honored in a nation, He is exalted, and the people are protected. Therefore, we should look at our nation today and ask ourselves whether we as a country are honoring God. Freedom doesn’t come cheaply, and it’s always under attack by our enemy, the devil. His influences fight against our beliefs, but the Lord gives us courage to resist.
As the scripture says, “We are Christ’s ambassadors.” Let’s strive to represent him well as he makes his appeal through us in our families, our relationships, and our nation.
Ask God how you can model righteousness in your life today.
Pray for the leaders that make up our great nation, their decisions, and that God would be exalted through them.