“If you will return, O Israel, return to me,” declares the Lord. “If you put your detestable idols out of my sight and no longer go astray, and if in a truthful, just and righteous way you swear, ‘As surely as the Lord lives,’ then the nations will be blessed by him and in him they will glory.” Jeremiah 4:1-2
As I write this, the returns are just starting to come in from Tuesday’s Presidential election. At this point, no one knows who won. But even if the most righteous man in the world ran for President, these verses would apply to our nation.
You see, without the Lord we are nothing. As Jesus pointed out, ‘apart from me you can do nothing.’ John 15:5.
We value many things in this world: wealth, freedom, military might, pride in country, entrepreneurial spirit, diversity, tolerance, and yes even our sins. Somewhere along the way God has faded into the distance. We say that God continues to bless this nation, but for how long? It grieves me even to write it.
In the next few hours (or days depending on lawsuits that have become part of the American election landscape), a new President will begin selecting cabinet members and setting up his administration. Pray with me that our nation will return to the Lord, that we will once again seek His face. Pray that the men and women who will lead this nation will have a awesome fear the God.