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A Citizen’s Responsibility




Several movies have explored the idea of operating in the present while knowing the future. Wouldn’t we all love that? We could avoid driving down a certain street if we knew a truck was going to hit us. And stock market fluctuations wouldn’t cause anxiety if we were sure of high returns.

Our loving Father wants His children to act with confidence concerning what’s to come. That’s why He gives clear direction, promises, and warnings in His Word. For instance, Micah 5:15 says, “I will take vengeance in anger and wrath upon the nations that have not obeyed me.” In contrast, Psalm 33:12 states, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”

Which country, knowing these truths, would choose to live in disobedience to Him? It seems only people set on self-destruction would dare!

Yet we’ve done just this by pushing God out of schools. We’ve removed the Bible and prayer from many government meetings. We’ve made laws that defy divine commands.

Sadly, godless ways are making huge inroads in our country. And, some Christians don’t fight this trend. Clearly, the Lord will punish nations who disobey Him or follow other gods. This truth should not make believers fear. Rather, it must prompt us to take a stand for what is right. We have serious responsibilities as both citizens and Christians.

So, first, pray. Ask God for leaders who follow His statues. Then explore your sphere of influence. What can you do to impact these people and exemplify Christ in our country?

(Copyright 2012 In Touch Ministries, Inc.)