Like the troubling days described by Isaiah, our nation needs repentance and renewal. Self-serving and secularist leaders need to be replaced by men and women committed to righteousness and justice. The most defenseless among us—widows, orphans, and the unborn—need heroic strength applied to their plight.

Scott Lamb: Washington Times

When the Lord called Jeremiah as a prophet, He told Him to prepare, “But you, dress yourself for work; arise, and say to them everything that I command you.” With the Lord’s call on your life and the preparations you have made, Christian politicians can grab onto the promise given to Jeremiah, “Do not be dismayed by them…They will fight against you, but they shall not prevail against you, for I am with you, declares the Lord, to deliver you” (Jeremiah 1:17-19).

Are Christians guaranteed political success? Absolutely not, but that shouldn’t cause us to shrink back from our duty and leave the results to God. One statesman cannot make every speech, win every legislative battle, or do the heart-change work that is the work of God alone.

But we can plead with our fellow citizens. And plead we must, calling for righteous people to return to service in the public square—like the great patriot Patrick Henry did in his 1765 resolution against the Stamp Act: …

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