Is revival even possible?

July 3, 2020 Save Article

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior”

(1Timothy 2:1-3)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

When I was a boy in Florida, we lived at the seaside. I love the water, and one of the things that always intrigued me as a boy was the changing of the tide. As we’d go out fishing, my brother and I would always be cognizant of the tides because we would come and go by the tides. The tides were important to us.

There are tides in nations too. America saw a tide of revival sweep in twice—in the First and Second Great Awakenings. But today we’ve seen a different tide. At this lowest point, when the tide is as low as it can get, may God grant that we see the tide begin to turn back the other way, back to decency in America.

ACTION POINT:

We need to look up. Only God can help us. We need to confess up and turn from our wicked ways. We need to speak up. We need to stand up for what is right. Pray 1 Timothy 2:1-3 today.