Next Sunday is national day of celebration of sinful lifestyles. As a result of sinful behavior in our nation, Family Research Council and other Christian ministries are calling for an event called Call 2 Fall. God has blessed our nation in so many amazing ways and yet in these days our nation has turned away and rejected the Word of God and the living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. When Solomon prayed at the dedication of the temple in 2 Chronicles, the Lord spoke to him about what would happen to the nation that turned away from God. God spoke about the Israelites (which I believe has great application to us as well) when He said “if my people, who are called by 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 will heal their land” (7:14, NIV).
As our secular society celebrates sinful behavior we need to call out to our God on behalf of our nation and seek His face. We also must look at our own sinful hearts and come with honest confession before the God who hears us. So next Sunday throughout the day we will come together for periods of corporate expression of prayer regarding our dependence upon the Almighty God. The following Friday will be Independence Day when we celebrate liberty and freedom but that liberty and freedom was based on the guidelines and moral constrains that were found in the Word of God. Woe to the nation (any nation) that willfully disregards these God given guidelines , as they did in the book of Judges where “every man did what was right in his own eyes”, (21:25).
Pastor Rich Sivo