James 4:6 “But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth more grace unto the humble.”
Luke 8:7 “And some fell among thorns; and the thorns sprang up with it, and choked it.”
Luke 8:14 “And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection.”
Americans are being choked by the cares, and the riches, and the pleasures of this life. Furthermore and unlike our Founders, we are filled with pride and self-sufficiency. The results are painful and predictable.
We are being resisted by God instead of receiving grace. Moreover, our fruit is suffering. The seed itself is designed to spring up and bare fruit an hundredfold, but it is being choked by the thorns of our diverted attention and pride.
PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN LIVES WOULD PROVIDE FERTILE GROUND FOR THE SEED OF CHRIST. Otherwise, we will continue to choke it.
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (that few recognize that today’s societal tension is primarily the result of spiritual decay), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!
NOTE: I will be enjoying a bit of vacation and will provide the next PLUS post on July 31st.