Bible Study & Devotional (Day 130)
Guiding Scripture: Proverbs 14:34-35 (KJV) Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people. 35 The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
🔴 Righteousness: The Key to National Tranquility
Contributing Writer: Temi Michael-O
While we are yet to have a nation where everyone is walking in God’s ways, everyone will benefit from living in a nation with laws that are right in God’s eyes. Shame and confusion are inevitable when the laws of our nations promote unrighteousness, injustice, and all forms of evil. So, what can we do on behalf of our nations? We can pray and repent.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (KJV) says, “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.”
The righteousness of those who claim to be God’s people is the key to eradicating the influence or grip of sin in every nation.
God’s people are God’s servants, and we miss out on God’s favor when we compromise in our walk with God. In this day and age where good is evil, and evil is good, those who serve God are assured favor from God for choosing God’s truth. Ephesians 5:15 (AMP) says, “Therefore see that you walk carefully [living life with honor, purpose, and courage; shunning those who tolerate and enable evil], not as the unwise, but as wise [sensible, intelligent, discerning people],”
As more of God’s people choose God’s wisdom and truth over compromise, I believe we will experience God’s favor upon our lives and nations.
In the name of Jesus, receive the grace to serve God and live a life that honors God. Amen
Connect with Temi at www.christianmommas.com
Temitope Michael-Olaniran (Fafore) is a wife, #boymom, and U.S. Army veteran. She is the author of A Christian Mother’s Creed and founder of Christian Mommas. As an advocate for spiritual and emotional wellness, Temi provides spiritual and emotional support to families of children ages zero to five. She is a Perinatal, Infant, and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultant, Certified New Parent Educator and trained Postpartum Doula. She enjoys traveling, blogging, and spending time with her family.
This devotional was submitted by Temi Michael-O, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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