As Christians, how do we view our nation? Is America still the land of the free and the home of the brave? Or is our nation dangerously adrift on a sea of complacency and immorality? Too often we are content to think only of ourselves and our families, ignoring the world around us. We pay little attention to the continual changes taking place in governmental policies.
Like the frog in lukewarm water—unaware that the water is boiling until it is too late for him to leap—we, too, may be in more danger than we realize. When 2,000 babies are aborted every day in the U.S. alone, when the Bible and the Ten Commandments are removed from the classroom, and when prayer in school is forbidden, it is time to assess where we are as a nation.
It is yet possible to reclaim what we've already lost if God's people will awake and rise up.
Psalm 33:12 points the way: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance."
As Christians living in America, we must ask ourselves, "Whom will we serve?" Will we stand up and lead America to pursue the one, true God, or, like the children of Israel, will we compromise with false gods? Although our Founding Fathers based America's important documents like the Declaration of Independence on Christianity and the Bible, through indifference, ignorance, and neglect of Biblical principles, we are in danger of losing our precious freedoms.
However, it is yet possible to reclaim what we've already lost—if God's people will awake and rise up.
Prayer: Lord, thank You for having mercy on us. Awaken this nation to Your Truth before it's too late. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
"Through the blessing of the upright a city is exalted, but by the mouth of the wicked it is destroyed. . . . For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers" (Proverbs 11:11, 14).