A Call to National Repentance
We’ve been taking an altogether wrong approach to the severe recession in which we find ourselves. For many of us the strategy has been, “I just need to hang on until things gets better. I just need to weather the storm.”
But we are not only in a financial recession. We’ve been sinking into a moral, relational, and spiritual depression for decades.
For example, 50,000,000 babies have been aborted since abortion was legalized in 1973. The life expectancy of a child born between 1973 and today averages about 75 years. But the life expectancy of a child conceived between 1973 and today is 49 years. The most dangerous place to be since 1973 is in a mother’s womb!
So why the sudden concern about a financial recession when a moral, relational, and spiritual depression has engulfed our nation for decades?
In retrospect it now seems obvious. When we were doing well financially, we were willing to wink at the moral, relational, and spiritual depression all around us. Praise God that he was not willing to let that stand. This recession is at least God’s warning and possibly God’s judgment, but in either case his grace to lead us to repentance:
When I shut the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land or send a plague among my people, if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land. (2 Chronicles 7:13-14)
Will you join me in turning back to God? Will you join me in repenting? Will you join me in calling your friends and family to repent? Will you join me in calling for national repentance? Will you join me in calling our nation back to God?
National repentance is our only sure hope.
Yours for changed lives,
Patrick Morley, Ph.D.