One nation under God…
“‘…like the clay that is in the potter’s hand, so are you in my hand…
If at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom, that I will pluck up and break down and destroy it, and if that nation, concerning what I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it.
And if at any time I declare concerning a nation or a kingdom that I will build and plant it, and if it does evil in my sight, not listening to my voice, then I will relent of the good that I intended to do to it….
Return, every one from his evil way, and amend your ways and your deeds.’
But they say, ‘That is in vain! We will follow our own plans, and will every one act according to the stubbornness of his evil heart.’
…’But my people have forgotten me: they make offerings to false gods; they made them stumble in their ways…
I will show them my back, not my face, in the day of their calamity.'”
“Therefore say to them, ‘Thus declares the Lord of hosts, Return to me’, says the Lord of hosts, ‘and I will return to you,’ says the Lord of hosts.'”
Photo by: Kari Wiseman – One nation under God
(Sunday is Scripture alone. May He speak to you through it.)