The Prodigal Nation: Can There Be Restoration Without Repentance?
|Written by Patrick Morley|
|Monday, April 20 2009 00:00|
How can our nation experience full restoration from the economic meltdown? For the answer, let’s consider the famously known story of the prodigal son in three scenes:
Scene 2: Repentance
We cannot “fix” this economy (or any other problem you face)—at least not fully. We’re not going to “manage” our way out of this meltdown. As a nation, we’re not going to borrow our way out of a problem that we borrowed our way into.
At some point, we must confess that we are a prodigal nation. We have been guilty, as a nation, of prodigal living—of living in rebellion against God’s plan.
God’s process is rebellion-->repentance-->restoration. The only pathway to full restoration is full repentance. By the way, if you want a partial restoration, then offer a partial repentance.
Unless and until we, the Christians, say, “Father, we have sinned against you. We are not worthy to be called you sons,” I wouldn’t expect a big party anytime soon.
Yours for changed lives,