Will you stand in favor of God’s law?
By GARY ANDREWS
Over the past several years there has been a pattern of social and worldly segments of the United States changing the opinions and even the constitution of this great country. Biblical Christians seem to be pushed further and further in the background and I feel this is because we refuse to speak up and take a stand.
I remember several years ago one family moved into a small community where the school system was rated one of the best in the state. Everyone got along well, the churches were flourishing, and each morning the students were allowed to pray over the school intercom. There was prayer at all sporting events and no one ever complained.
The children in this family enrolled in school and it wasn’t long before one of the parents complained about the prayer. The superintendent of the school stood firm on his conviction of Christianity however in the long run, with the help of the ACLU, the parent won her petition to stop prayer in the school.
There are many incidents like this going on in our Christian nation. Is it possible that we have become a nation of “lukewarm” Christianity? Is a possibility that one day our Christian heritage as we know it will only be something in history books because we as Christians did not have the faith to fight for God’s laws that He gave us to live by?
Revelation 3:15-16 tells us, “I know your works, that you are neither cold not hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.”(NKJV)
All of us need to realize that once we are saved we are accountable to God for our actions. It doesn’t matter what people think about us because we are responsible to God. One day each one of us will stand before Almighty God. He knows our hearts, our thoughts, and our every move.
How will He judge us on what we did to keep our nation a God fearing nation? From the inception of time God has allowed non-Christian leaders and others to take control of nations and lead them to the path of destruction. Only when Christian leaders called on the name of God did nations once again flourish and provide for its people. Our nation seems to be on the path of destruction unless we as Christians stand up for God’s law and not let man’s law overcome the world.
The legal system that said the community school couldn’t have prayer in school did allow that school to use it’s gymnasium to hold prayer services before school began. Almost every day it was a full house because it awakened the Christians in that community and surrounding areas to what had just been taken from them. Guess who attended the services? The children of the person that complained about prayer over the intercom.
What will you do today to further the kingdom of God in our nation?
Prayer: Father thank you for the time you have given me on this earth and for this Christian nation. I pray that I will your messenger to all that I come in contact with. Amen.
(Suggested daily Bible readings: Sunday – Nehemiah 8:1-12; Monday – 1 Timothy 1:3-11; Tuesday – Deuteronomy 17:8-13; Wednesday – Galatians 3:21-25; Thursday – Psalm 18:1-3; Friday – 2 Timothy 4:1-5; Saturday – 1 John 2:15-17.)
Gary Andrews is the author of Encouraging Words: 30-days in God’s Word. To obtain a copy go to his website www.gadevotionals. com.