Jeremiah 25:9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant, and will bring them against this land, and against the inhabitants thereof, and against all these nations round about, and will utterly destroy them, and make them an astonishment, and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.
I am reminded this morning that it is not politics – kings, presidents, congress, Prime ministers, or local leaders, that will make the necessary difference we long to see. Their heart is in God’s hand, and He “turneth it withersoever He will…” The change will come when God’s people’s hearts are turned toward Him. Over 83% of Americans profess Christianity. And yet, we vote for those who murder babies. We vote for those who defame the name of Christ. We watch and support Hollywood and its filth. We’re more caught up with the American Dream than God’s dream (His glory to the nations, through salvation of the lost). And we wonder why things are the way they are. Restoration is not found in a vote. It begins in the hearts and lives of God’s people. ” If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”
In the good times, let us seek His face, as that is what will make the change we need to see. In the tumultuous times (like we live in now), let us seek His face, as that is what will make the change we need to see. For in either, the heart of those in power are in HIS hands, and not ours.
Notable verse below. Thank the Lord for being so long suffering.
Jeremiah 26:13 Therefore now amend your ways and your doings, and obey the voice of the LORD your God; and the LORD will repent him of the evil that he hath pronounced against you.