Proverbs 13:15 “Good understanding giveth favour: but the way of transgressors is hard.”

Because of our personal and national sins, we are setting ourselves up for further hardship in this nation. Our transgressions are making our ways hard. The results are plastered all over the news, though the media neither recognizes the correlation nor reports on the causality. The results are financial hardship and economic hardship; social hardship and community hardship; security hardship and legal hardship; educational hardship and vocational hardship; leadership hardship and followership hardship; domestic hardship and international hardship; political hardship and diplomatic hardship.

The difference is as stark as any. We could live quiet and peaceable lives (I Timothy 2:2) or we could live hard lives. We could pray for righteousness and wisdom for ourselves and our leaders and benefit from peace, freedom, and prosperity under God, or we could neglect our most basic citizenship responsibility to pray and accept a society that embraces transgression while being burdened by hardship.

The choice is as simple as the difference is stark. Christians must rise up and preach to government, participate in government and pray for government. We must strive for personal righteousness while seeking societal renewal. We must not accept a life of hardship.

PLEASE PRAY THAT OUR NATION WOULD NEITHER BE CHARACTERIZED NOR DEFINED BY TRANSGRESSION. Such a nation faces hardship, though it need not be so if we return to God and righteousness.

SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re ENCOURAGED (by the 12 states who are standing up against massive federal overreach), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!
SET YOUR ALARM: If you’re alarmed (by the 38 states who are not standing up against massive federal overreach), set your alarm (to pray for our nation)!

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