Our Foremost Responsibility as Citizens

July 2, 2020 Save Article

BIBLE MEDITATION:

“Men ought always to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1).

“Do not fret because of evildoers”

(Psalm 37:1)

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

Edmund Burke wrote, “All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.” When it comes to the political scene and government, some have dropped out altogether. They have the idea that if you get involved in government, somehow that’s the “social gospel.” So they’ve just dropped out and hunkered down, trying to “hold on till Jesus gets here.” Some have been intimidated by the great debate between church and state.

We can’t drop out. It’s impossible to think that God would have ordained government and told His people to stay out. Who else does that leave to run things?

Others with misguided zeal have tried to bring in the kingdom of God by political machinations. That cannot be done either. So where do we get the answers?

  • Not from the politician who may have his personal ax to grind
  • Not from the ungodly and the humanists who don’t believe the Word of God
  • Not from finger-bumping philosophers who don’t know the Word of God.

The only place we’re going to get the answers is from the Word of God

ACTION POINT:

What must we do as the Church? We must continue to pray. Pray for our President and pray for our nation, because we are in a crisis. I am calling you to set your face in prayer. I am calling you, dear friend, to see who God is. I am calling you to pray for the glory of God.