Daily Bible Reading: 1 Peter 4
Verse of the Day: 1 Peter 4:17 – 18 – “For the time is come for judgment to begin at the house of God: and if it begin first at us, what shall be the end of them that obey not the gospel of God? And if the righteous is scarcely saved, where shall the ungodly and sinner appear?”
Too often we lay the blame for the way that things are happening in our country to those who are pagans. We seek God’s judgment upon those who don’t want anything to do with God.
The problem is, the problems in our land are not necessarily because of the pagans, after all, pagans can only do what pagans do. The problem lies at the door of the church. We as believers are not doing what the gospel deems we should be doing. And, if this is so, the above verse should cause us to repent and return to the way of the Cross.
Prayer: Most Gracious God, we admit our sin. We come before You in humble contrition and seek Your mercy and grace. Forgive us, restore us, raise up Your Standard in our land.