Romans 12:1 “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.”
American patriot and hero, Nathan Hale, had signed a teaching contract before the Revolutionary War began and was conflicted as to whether he should break that contract to fight for the cause of freedom. He received the following advice from his friend and classmate: “Was I in your condition, I think the more extensive service would be my choice. Our holy Religion, the honor of our God, a glorious country, and a happy constitution is what we have to defend.” Hale took this advice to heart and selected the more extensive service.
What happened to Christians in this nation who would select the more extensive service? Instead of defending our holy religion, the honor of our God, our glorious country, and our happy constitution, we relent to lesser pursuits. We decide to invest our time, our attention, our energy, our talents, and our resources in things that are far less important and far less noble. All the while, the opponents of our holy religion, our honor-worthy God, our glorious country, and our happy constitution are investing their time, their attention, their energy, their talents, and their resources in order to diminish the things that we hold dear.
PLEASE PRAY FOR A RENEWED FOCUS BY AMERICAN CHRISTIANS ON THE THINGS THAT MATTER MOST. We must choose the more extensive service.
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (more by the candidates’ spiritual and moral health than their physical health), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!