Daily Devotional
What God prefers to do

“The instant I speak concerning a nation and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, to pull down, and to destroy it if that nation against whom I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I thought to bring upon it”

Jeremiah 18:7-8


Ponder This

In this passage, God is not just talking about the nation Israel. He’s talking about nations in general. God says, “When I get ready to judge a nation, if they will repent, then I will turn from the judgment I had planned for them.”

We must understand this about the great heart of our God: God is a God of justice, righteousness, and judgment, but God had rather show mercy than send judgment.

America is ripe for judgment. God will turn from judgment if a nation will repent. We are in the eleventh hour, the clock is about to strike midnight, and we need to pray, “Oh God, hold back Your hand of judgment upon America.”

Remember, “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked way, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14).

Practice This

A church steeple points us to God. Notice that the closer the steeple gets to the top, the smaller it gets. The closer we get to God, the more we realize how insignificant and sinful we are. This isn’t a time for finger-pointing in America but for repentance of personal sin, especially for the people in the pew. First Peter 4:17 says, “Judgment begin at the house of God.” Get alone with God. Confess your personal sin and repent. Be part of the answer, not the problem.

FOR YOUR GIFT TO THE MINISTRY

Read the New Adrian Rogers Biography

Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

This biography, written by Dr. Phil Kramer, covers Pastor Rogers’ early years of ministry in Merritt Island, Florida. Merritt Island, nicknamed the “Moon Port,” was a major hub for scientists and astronauts during the race to the moon in the 1960s and early 1970s.

Pastor Rogers saw his purpose to “point men beyond the stars" and soon he became known as the “Moon Port Pastor.” As you read how these ministry years became foundational to Pastor Rogers' leadership development, your commitment to the Word of God will be fortified and your leadership skills will challenged and encouraged.