Improving Our Nation

Categories: Devotional

The 2012 elections loom large.

Have you heard some voters say they fear that Christians hope to win big in November in order to force a Christian morality onto the nation’s civil code?

In other words, have you heard that some people are afraid that the Christian community wants to inflict its values on the nation by legislation?

Warning. Christians should pause before seizing any opportunity to fix legislatively our nation’s moral shortcomings. After all, most of us are quite happy to live in a country where people are allowed to worship money. Do we want to ban that and try to enforce it?

All Christians long for the deepest well-being of the United States. Even so, perhaps our greatest Christ-inspired longings to improve our nation might best be realized by living counter-cultural lives ourselves.

It is, after all, a high calling to serve as an ambassador to our own land.

Can we, then, encourage every Christian to be fully employed — employed as a faithful ambassador of the One who came to earth as a friend of tax collectors and sinners? That approach worked for Jesus. You are proof of it.

Author: Toby Larson

Toby Larson leads Celebration International. He is a husband and father of 5. Whether he's teaching, hitting tennis balls, sailing a Hobie, serving in Asia, skiing on water or snow, Toby is passionate about the love of God and the love of life. Read more ...