Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
(Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NIV))
I know that it has not been too long ago since this concept was used in this daily devotional. But that is the good thing about God’s Word – it does not get old; it does not become stale; it is always new and fresh!
How true this scripture is! Most of us remember when it was still considered moral and correct to pray in school and to post the 10 Commandments. How far we have sunk since the “highest court in the land” said that these things must be removed. We have a higher authority to answer to. If we cannot pray in schools, then events like those that happened in Littleton, CO will continue to happen, and prayer WILL be heard in schools as a result. The “experts” are now saying that in order to make our schools safer, we must increase security and possibly teach our children how to use guns to defend themselves. What they are proposing is very similar to pouring gasoline onto a fire. It does not help the situation, it makes it more explosive.
I had heard a well known Christian expert (I do not remember who) once say that he was invited to be a part of a board to determine what the problems are with our public schools. He was immediately ridiculed by other board members for being “right wing conservative” Christian. They went on to say that removing the 10 Commandments was the best thing that could have happened in the schools. It allowed for more “modern” thinking. Yet, at the same time, they stated that theft and other crimes were up drastically. This Christian expert proceeded to make a suggestion, “Maybe we should put up a sign in each classroom telling students not to steal.” At first everyone liked the idea until they realized that it was one of the 10 Commandments.
How far have we as a society come when truth is ignored just because people do not wish to face the fact that God is in control. If we do not follow His guidelines for life, then life will become just what we see in our society today. We must pray that our nation and our world turns from this madness.
if my people, who are called by my name, will 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.
(2 Chronicles 7:14(NIV))
Tuesday, November 2 is election day. Pray that God’s Will be done. Pray for healing. Pray for God’s guidance. Pray that God’s people will humble themselves, pray and seek God’s face in the decisions that they make.