We Need to Buy a Clue!
America is embroiled in many public scandals today! The expose is growing. The Washington Post has consolidated some of these in "Mr. Obama and his scandals." It lists among other things how that the "Justice Department" leaks documents to attack a whistle blower who expose the "Fast and Furious" debacle, the IRS targeting conservative political and religious groups, the Justice Department violating the First Amendment snooping into Associated Press and Fox News reporters seeking to intimidate, the Benghazi atrocity which is worse than Watergate, and.... the list goes on.
I submit that this is the fruit of more than 50 years of a growing rejection of the Lord and His moral commands. In 1963 prayer was banned by our Supreme Court and one year later the court banned bible reading which was followed as school after school removed the 10 commandments.
President Harry S Truman popularized the saying "the buck stops here." This administration acts like the "buck stops there, and there and there..." anywhere but here. Blame shifting and avoiding responsibility seem to be the protocol of the day.
Here is a dollar for those who need to buy a clue! The rejection and erosion of our relationship with The Lord has undermined our moral fabric. No system, I repeat, NO SYSTEM can survive and function without character. The family unit can not survive. Capitalism will not work. A Justice Department run by people with no morals will not uphold laws. The IRS will not stay within the confines of the law when it is run by people with no internal moral boundaries. Here is another secret for those who believe socialism or communism is a better system. They won't work without moral boundaries either. What do you think led to the downfall of the Soviets?
Judgment began in the household of God as scandal after scandal has been revealed and I have not doubt it will continue as our Lord cleans house. But now this trend has spilled over into other spheres of society.
1 Peter 4:17-18
We are seeing the fruit of a generation who rejected the Lord legally and personally. The decisions our government made in the 60s has encouraged a people to continue to sin (sin = miss the mark). The rejection of our heavenly Father is an unconscious decision to choose another Father. The Father of Lies (Jn. 8:54-56). We should not be surprised by the beating truth is taking.
What is the solution? How do we reverse this trend?
Repent! Turn to the Lord. Our heavenly Father is loving, kind, forgiving and does not desire that any perish (2 Pet. 3:9).
Build a personal relationship with the Lord. Get a Bible and learn about Him. Pray and talk to Him daily. Get involved in good local church. Allow this relationship with the Lord begin to transform you and your character. Don't hide within the walls of a Church building, get out into society. Be a force for good! Love God, show mercy, love truth and speak it. Love people enough to speak the truth in love. Don't hide your light under a basket, but let your light shine before men that they may see your good works.
Join with me in praying for men and women of character that can be sent into every area of society.
Lord I pray send us men and women of character from your Church into the family, business, government, media, education and healthcare. Forgive us of our neglect. Lord, I believe the condition of this nation is the fault of the leaders in your Church. We've failed to model character. We've failed to speak the truth. We've bowed at the altar of mammon, we've embraced a doctrine that discouraged us from reaching out into society (rapture), we have not loved our neighbor and we have not loved you. Forgive us Lord. Have mercy and send us men and women with character, backbone, courage, love and wisdom.
Lord help us to invite your abiding presence back into our cities and states through continual prayer. Help us to restore David's tabernacle and seat the courtroom of heaven. Lord, hear our case, please our cause and deliver us from evil. Help us to pray prayers like David prayed that we might see truth and justice mixed with mercy and love in these days. Glorify your name in this nation. In Jesus name! Amen!