Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
They took turns confessing their sins and worshipping the Lord their God.
(Nehemiah 9:3 (NLT))
This passage just stopped me in my tracks!
Do you realize what was going on?
All of the people of Israel were gathered together in one place. They were fasting. They were dressed in sackcloth. They were asking for forgiveness of their sins. It was not just a few people. It was not just the members of one town.
It was the whole nation!
What do you think would happen if our whole nation would gather together and confess their sins? What would happen if everyone worshipped the Lord?
I hate to say this, but I believe that we have become so self centered that we will never come together if we don’t think that there is something in it for us. We are too worried about the personal pronouns me, myself and I to see beyond our own greed, ego and pride.
It is a shame. We know what happens when we, as a people, turn to God.
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))
Even though I find it difficult to believe that something like this could happen, I also believe that nothing is impossible with God. I know that times are strange. Good is called evil and evil is called good. Still, we must pray. We must not give into the world and the prince of the world.
We serve a risen Savior. Whether Jesus comes for His church tonight or one hundred years from now, we must hold fast to the promises. We must hold fast to the hope that this nation can be turned back to Jesus!
Confess! Repent! Worship!