Over the past ten days, America has come face to face with a financial crisis that threatens the well-being and future existence of our country. Although the media has held this crisis before us day and night, it seems that the average citizen in our country has gone about their business like nothing out of the ordinary is happening.
The recent onslaughts of natural disasters, social upheavals, world-wide military aggressions and moral failures have numbed us to the threat of the crisis we face. As one poet has said, “The world is sleeping in the dark that it just can’t fight because the church is asleep in the light.”
Our governmental leaders have put forth the only solution that they know – throw more money at the problem. There must be another way. Today, I want to offer the only real and lasting solution to the challenges our nation faces.
In Isaiah 45:22 God says, “Look to Me, and be saved, all you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.” The solution to the problems that we face is not gold but God!
We must turn from the greed that got us into this mess. We must turn from the pride that keeps us in this mess. We must turn to God who alone can deliver us from this mess. We must turn to the Word that can keep us from getting in this mess again.
The only acceptable action we can take as individuals and as a nation is given to us in Acts 20:21:
“…repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ.”