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What You Can Do To Help America (3 of 4)
Today we are going to talk about what you can do to help America. We don't need people to put America down. We need people to lift America up in prayer to God. We need to understand it's our responsibility to help America be the nation that God wants her to be.
Let's look at Genesis 18, beginning with verse 23. This is the story of Abraham and Lot, how Abraham interceded for the city of Sodom. As Abraham was an intercessor, you and I need to be intercessors on behalf of our nation, on behalf of our society that needs the healing touch of God for so many broken hearts.
Genesis 18:23 (NIV) -- "Then Abraham approached him and said; ‘Will you sweep away the righteous with the wicked?
(24) What if there are fifty righteous people in the city? Will you really sweep it away and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty righteous people in it?
(25) Far be it from you to do such a thing -- to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. Far be it from you! Will not the judge of all the earth do right?"
(26) The Lord said, ‘If I find fifty righteous people in the city of Sodom, I will spare the whole place for their sake.'
There have been times when one person saved a nation such as when David went out as a shepherd boy against Goliath. The nation of Israel was threatened and David went out with faith in God, not the king's armor. When David let that stone fly from his slingshot and slew Goliath, the whole nation was spared from the Philistine domination.
In the book of Judges, there is a judge called Shamgar. Shamgar took an ox goat, a stick with a point on the end used to prick and goad the ox. Shamgar, with that ox stick, took that as a weapon against the Philistines and he killed thousands of Philistines. One day, a man saved a nation.
Esther, the most beautiful woman probably in the Old Testament, stood between h ...
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