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Sunday, June 04, 2006

nation healing

There is a very interesting scripture found in the Old Testament – “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”

Interesting to me because it was originally written as applying to the nation of Israel many years ago, yet it still applies to a people or nation that closely follow the instructions therein written. This is because God’s Word is not only true but is Truth itself.

The Truth of the Word only works when taken to heart – literally – to ourselves first and then passed on to the ones around us in the form of love and care for others. God’s Word will change the world for the better and bring about healing of every kind, but only when it is walked out in love by the ones that cling to this Word and the Savior it is written about. ec

8 Comments:

Blogger Bonita said...

Indeed. Thought must be followed by action.

6/05/2006 07:08:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

bonita - Exactly, words and creeds are hard to believe unless it is accompanied by action.

6/05/2006 11:04:00 PM  
Blogger Jayleigh said...

hmmmm... I wonder why I didn't comment on this before now...

Thanks for sharing this. The action of turning to God as a Nation is not all that far-fetched, if we can get over ourselves.

6/06/2006 08:21:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

jayleigh - Basically, the people of God are responsible for their nation. So true - "if we can get over ourselves". ec

6/06/2006 10:02:00 AM  
Blogger itsboopchile said...

"Called by My Name." We who are called Christians are really responsible for the healing of our land. But we aren't doing the job!!!
Heavenly Father, open our mouths and give us courage for obedience to heal this wicked land.

Betty G

6/06/2006 10:24:00 AM  
Blogger mreddie said...

boopchile - Generally speaking we are not taking responsibility for our nation - this must change if we are to survive. ec

6/06/2006 07:33:00 PM  
Blogger country-gospel-singer said...

Amen! Janie Marie

6/08/2006 12:27:00 PM  
Blogger mreddie said...

CGS - Now we Christians must do our job! ec

6/08/2006 10:39:00 PM  

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