Restor(e Our N)ation
In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered. 2 Chronicles 31:21
Almost two years ago, just a few days after the British prime minister in the UK urged the Church of England to take a lead in restoring moral values, a survey revealed that the number of Christians in the UK had fallen by 10% in just five years. The situation in the US is actually in worse shape! As a Christian, this hurts, but we’ve been here before. It’s just like how things were in ancient Israel in Hezekiah’s time. In spite of all God’s blessings, many of the people had turned their backs on Him. So as believers, how can we play our part in restoring God’s moral values in times like these? In Old Testament times, King Hezekiah set his heart on restoring God to His rightful position of leadership in the land and this is what he did: 1) He put God’s word first (2 Chronicles 31:4); 2) He challenged corruption(2 Chronicles 29:5); 3) He called the people to return to the Lord(2 Chronicles 30:6); and 4) He called people to worship God(2 Chronicles 29:28). Most importantly ‘In everything that he undertook…he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.’(2 Chronicles 31:21) The result? Israel was transformed.
Heavenly Father, help me be an instrument of change in this nation, starting with myself. In Jesus’ Name, Amen