“ARE WE A NATION UNDER GOD?”
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”
The word righteous comes from a Hebrew word that means ‘to have godly principles’. It means to seek the heart and mind of God. A nation that worships God is a nation that God is going to protect. But a nation that is contrary, in rebellion, (and our country is in rebellion against God), will not receive that protection. God, help us to do three things: 1) A great nation is a grateful nation. Deuteronomy 6:12 says, then beware, lest you forget the Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.” In other words, I need to be thankful. 2) A great nation is a righteous nation. Proverbs 14:34 says, “Righteousness exalts a nation…” And 3) A great nation is a praying nation. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” In other words, God will visit us in a very powerful way.