Monday, September 10, 2012
Has Our Nation Sinned?
Has Our Nation Sinned? by Keith Cook
In Lamentations chapter one, verse eight it states that Jerusalem sinned greatly. Jerusalem had sinned greatly, just like our nation has sinned greatly. There are a lot of things in our country that I'm proud of, and there's a lot of things I just know the Lord looks down on and cries over.
Let us look at some good:
Praise God for the compassion of most people.
Praise God for the strong military.
Praise God for the numerous athletic and social outlets we have in America.
Praise God for the hundreds of volunteers that help the needy all over the world.
Praise God for the churches in America.
Now some of the shames:
God forgive us for the pornography that is rampant not just in shady little movie houses, but that has moved into our homes through the internet.
God forgive us for the entertainment industry's focus on sex, violence and greed.
God forgive us for drugs, alcohol, gambling and prostitution in America.
God forgive us for the abuse and neglect of children.
God forgive us for the battered wives and divorce epidemic in our land.
God forgive us for our cultural and social morals that have helped confuse young boys and men into homosexual lifestyles and our girls and women into lesbian relationships.
God forgive us for teachers and scholars who promote godless and humanistic theories of living and indoctrinate our youth.
God forgive us for the hundreds of years of cultural prejudice against the Chinese, Hispanic, African and European immigrants.
The Bible not only says that Jerusalem sinned greatly, but in verse nine, it says that "Her uncleanliness was in her skirts, she did not consider her future. Therefore, she has fallen astonishingly. She has no Comforter. See O Lord my affliction, for the enemy has magnified itself. Precious things have been overthrown. The nations have entered her sanctuary."
The Bible says, "Is it nothing to all you who pass this way? Look and see if there is any pain like my pain" In looking at the future I don't think the Lord wants us to look at the future with pain, I think that He wants us to look at the future with gain. He wants us to look and see what He has for us in the Word of God.
God wants us to repent of past sins and look to our future with Him. America, God wants you to repent, return to God, and share His love to those around the world. We have a future because we stand for what is right. Now let us not just stand for right but actually do right.
Daily prayer focus: Ask God to give you the courage to be a godly citizen of your country and to be an ambassador for Heaven this week.
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