Need some encouragement to be a patriot?
7 Seek the welfare of the city to which I have caused you to go in exile, and pray to Adonai on its behalf; for your welfare is bound up in its welfare.’ Jeremiah 29 [source]
In context this was penned by the prophet Jeremiah to his people in exile. Perhaps you and I are not in exile but in CHRIST JESUS we are sojourners here. And so wherever we now find our domicile, we have a Word from the LORD to seek to do the place good. We have a command right here written on the pages of our Bibles to PRAY for America. To do good for America, starting right where we are. Right where we are domiciled. Right where we live!
7 Seek peace and well-being for the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf; for in its peace (well-being) you will have peace.’
What do you suppose would be the outcome if all over America each one began to do what was good for the peace and well-being of the street on which we live?