I’m on the hunt for righteous people. Where are they all hiding? We say we believe in God. We say we’re following the way of the Cross that leads to our heavenly home. We say we believe in truth. We say we’re Christians.
But where is everyone hiding?
For generations, we’ve allowed liberal, ungodly people to tell us what is right or wrong. And we’ve believed them. We’ve allowed them to write laws that are slowly removing our religious freedoms. And we’ve stayed silent. Why? Why have we allowed this to happen?
I don’t want to make this about us versus them. It’s not that. It’s not about a presidential election. It’s about godliness versus ungodliness. That’s what it is. I’m looking for righteous people. Not self righteous people.
I wonder. Can God find enough righteous people in this land to stir the embers of revival? Or are we too afraid of persecution? Of cancel culture? Of being doxed?
If you’ve read the Good Book, you know the story ends well for true believers. We will be face to face with our Heavenly Father once our earthly life has ended. We will be in heaven. Oh. But it will be a fight to get there. It will be a race for the ages. There will be trouble. And I’m mean big trouble until our race on this earth has ended. Are we bold enough to stand?
There was Sodom and Gomorrah. How many righteous people were found in that city? God promised Abraham he would spare the city from destruction if he found only ten righteous people. Ten. Such a small number. And even in that vast city, God couldn’t find ten righteous people. So he destroyed the city and all the people. Only one family of four escaped. And one of them turned and looked at the burning city and lost her life. You can read the story in Genesis 18:1-19:29.
There is no looking back. We can only move forward.
Abraham approached God and said, “Will you sweep away both the righteous and the wicked?” Genesis 18:23
You may wonder. Who are the righteous people? Those who pursue the character of God are called righteous. Those who follow in the steps of Jesus Christ. I’m looking for those who love the things God loves and hate the things He hates. Who are you?
After a great show of God’s mighty power, Elijah was threatened by the evil queen Jezebel. She sent a warning to him letting him know that it was either him or her. One of them must die by the next day. So he ran for his life. He was very fearful of the future. He thought all the prophets but him had bowed to idols. And God showed him that a quiet remnant had never bowed their knee to a false god. You can read the story in I Kings 18:1-19:18.
Where are those people today? Where in our land can we find the faithful? Let’s come out of hiding and stand for truth. Let’s be bold. Let’s be strong in the fight for righteousness.
For he issued his laws to Jacob; he gave his instructions to Israel. He commanded our ancestors to teach them to their children, so the next generation might know them— even the children not yet born— and they in turn will teach their own children. So each generation should set its hope anew on God, not forgetting his glorious miracles and obeying his commands. Then they will not be like their ancestors— stubborn, rebellious, and unfaithful, refusing to give their hearts to God. Psalms 78:5-8
I pray for calm, restoration and civility for our nation. If we can’t solve our differences peacefully, what have we come to. As a nation, we have rebelled so long against the God of all creation. The Giver of good gifts. We’ve pushed aside the one free gift he is offering. Forgiveness. He’ll wipe the slate clean for us. Let us begin as new creatures in his sight. We only need to respond on bended knee and with broken heart. Ask for forgiveness and repent. Then we can begin the work of true restoration and revival. Is that too much to ask?
Generations past let down their guard. They weren’t diligent about staying true to Truth. They started a slow slide into disrespect, disobedience and distrust. Now here we are. How do we dig ourselves out of this rotten mess that we’re in? Our generation sure hasn’t made any improvements. We’ve continued further down the path until what is wrong is widely accepted as right. What is false is spoken as truth. What was created is destroyed and a false creation has been attempted. Can we right our wrongs? Is it too late?
The passing on of faith keeps getting weaker with each generation. It’s a shame. It’s a disgrace to the strong faith of our forefathers. We’ve dropped the ball. We’ve let our faith slide so far that we’re no longer a Christian nation. As a nation, we can no longer say in God we trust.
After that generation died, another generation grew up who did not acknowledge the Lord or remember the mighty things he had done for Israel. Judges 2:10
We’ve got to get America back to God.
Let’s take a stand for right and truth and justice. Let’s be bold in our faith. If we won’t, then who will? If we don’t stand for something, we’ll fall for anything. Isn’t that obvious?
Jesus is coming back. Sooner than we think. Oh. We don’t know the day or the hour. But just know this. He is coming back to take his true followers to be with him in eternity. The rest will be left behind.
This is not the time to turn to another drink in hopes of finding comfort. Or to buy another lottery ticket in hopes for a better future. Or to watch one more sports event in hopes of finding an escape from reality. No. This is the time to finally open the Bible and read God’s Word. This is the time to fall on our knees and repent of our sins. This is the time to seek truth and stand for it.
We should be ashamed. We have let down future generations. They are unaware of our failure, and we must stop ignoring it. It’s time to set things right. It’s time to take our faith seriously. It’s time to get back to the basics of biblical truths.
Shall we stand.