MONDAY January 1, 2018
New Year’s Day
Righteousness exalts a nation,
but sin is a reproach to any people. - Proverbs 14:34
Many new and good changes have been made by our President. Prayer is back in the White House, and we have a favorable Presidency to Christianity. New plans have been made to have Jerusalem named as the capital of Israel.
This is a huge step in the right direction. But if we really want God to bless America, and to continue to shed His grace and mercy on our land, we need to deal with the issues of sin. America is known to be a great country, but it is also known for its immorality. Remember, righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people (Proverbs 14:34). Sin is not just a reproach to our country but also a reproach in our churches.
The Apostle Paul had to address the issue of sin in the Corinthian church. Sexual immorality had infected the Church in such a way that even a man was shamelessly sleeping with his step-mother. The Church needed to purge out the sin. They needed to be sincerity in their repentance.
What is the condition of the Church today? How many people are living in sexual sin while attending church? Are there believers in adultery, sleeping with another man’s wife? The list goes on. There is little righteousness today! Sin needs to be dealt with in our lives––bottom line.
God wants us to be salt and light to our communities. We need a spiritual revival in our nation, and that begins with you and me, getting on our knees, and on our faces before God in prayer––fully and completely.
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from theirwicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
~2 Chronicles 7:14~
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