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Today’s 333 Devotional: “It’s Not The Economy”
Back in the 1992 presidential debate Bill Clinton coined this famous phrase, “It’s the economy, stupid.” The phrase not only won Clinton the debate against Bush, but it also helped him win the election, taking advantage of the recession that America was mired in.
But Bill Clinton was wrong. It isn’t about the economy. It’s also not about the pandemic, immigration, nor the dismal state of our health care, educational, or political systems. These are not the real issues facing our country or the world.
Yes, these and so many more things are important, but they’re only side issues. When it comes to America, or any nation, what we need is RIGHTEOUSNESS.
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34)
It is righteousness, not a great economy, nor a strong military that exalts a nation. Being in a right relationship with God should always come first. And in almost every nation, especially America, we have a big problem with that.
Even if we fix the economy, Social Security, unemployment, immigration, education, health care, or any number of things that have been the hot topics around the world, if we don’t start turning back to God, living our lives in accordance with His will, repenting and turning from our sins, then all these other things will never get fixed.
The root of our nation’s problems isn’t physical; it’s spiritual. Also, trying to change our country’s morals won’t help as well. We don’t need new politicians, what we need is a new heart. What we need is a genuine turning back to the God of the Bible.
A Christianized culture won’t save anyone, nor will it save our country. This will only happen when God’s people keep their eyes wet through grieving over our sinful condition, keep their knees bent praying for our leaders, and keep their heart soft and stop allowing what is hardening us to the real plight of the nation, sin.
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