Luke 19:10 “For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.”
Luke 19:45 “And he went into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold therein, and them that bought; Saying unto them, It is written, My house is the house of prayer: but ye have made it a den of thieves.”
It is no accident that Luke 9:41, the subject of my previous post, is bracketed by two verses with clear action on the part of our Saviour. Emotion and burden were not separated from His action. Indeed, true emotion and burden should prompt action. Additionally, action should prompt greater emotion and burden. They complement one another as mutually supportive and reinforcing.
Not only must Christian citizens be burdened for our country, but that emotion should prompt action. It should make us more resolute. It should make us more determined. It should make us more convicted. It should make us more courageous. It should make us more faithful. It should make us more humble. It should make us more committed. It should make us more willing to follow the Lord wherever He leads. PLEASE PRAY THAT A DEEP BURDEN FOR OUR NATION WOULD PROMPT OUR GODLY ACTION. Absent our action, we should question whether we truly care at all.