by Pastor Greg Laurie
Getting to the Root
“We use God's mighty weapons, not mere worldly weapons, to knock down the Devil's strongholds.” (2 Corinthians 10:4)
So often when something is going wrong in our country, we want to organize a boycott or want to protest. But did you know that as believers, we have something more powerful than boycotts? It is called prayer, and the Bible tells us to devote ourselves to it (see Colossians 4:2). We need to pray for our country. We need to pray for people that need to hear the gospel. And we need to share the gospel. We need to share the good news of Jesus Christ with that woman who wants to abort her child. We need to share the gospel message with that man or woman who is trapped in the homosexual lifestyle. We need to share Christ with the gang members. We need to share Him with those in our society who are hurting. As people learn there is another kingdom, it will change the way they live in this one. Far too often, we Christians have been preoccupied with the symptoms in our society and haven’t touched the root of the problem. The root is sin. The solution is the gospel.
So let’s get the solution to the root. Our country needs to turn back to God. We keep thinking that a president will solve all of our problems. Or Congress will solve them. Or some program will solve them. But they won’t be solved through any efforts of our own doing. We need to turn back to God. Let’s tell others about Christ and not be so preoccupied with what they are doing because of their sin. Let’s try to reach people where they are really hurting. And, let’s always be sure we are praying.
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