STMA: Mr. T and Ezekiel 22

Found a great picture on the internet today…

It’s funny because it’s halfway believable. We all know our government needs all the help it can get right now, but the A-Team isn’t going to help us. I heard a story on the radio this morning about dairy farmers laying off their cows, and the DJ ended by saying, “Let’s keep those farmers in our prayers.”

Sudden conviction moment.

Ezekiel 22:30, one of my favorite Bible verses, never ceases to convict me on this subject. The LORD looks through all the land for a man who will stand, and He finds none. If God looked out on the land right now, would He find me praying on behalf of the land? Unfortunately, probably not.

I Timothy 2:1-3 is a pretty clear imperative to pray for our government, and it even gives a reason why: “so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity,” and failing that, that “this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior.” So God wants us to pray for Obama, regardless of whether we agree with him or not. So let’s start praying for our city, town, and county councils; for our state legislatures and governors; for the commander-in-chief and Congress and all the rest of them.

I pity the fool who doesn’t pray indiscriminately. (I Timothy 2:8, Mr. T Trans.)