In all that we do, we pray forthe wisdom promised inJames 1:5; we pray forthe strength promised in Ephesians3:16; we pray to be tools in God’s hands and not to get in Hisway with ourhuman inadequacies.
WewouldkeepinourheartsHiswarningsandHispromises:To His People
Study to shew thyself approved unto God,a workman that needeth not to be ashamed,rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Timothy 2:15).My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you haverejected knowledge ...Because you have forgotten the law of your God,I also will forget your children.For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,says the LORD,thoughts of peace and not of evil,to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11).
To a Nation
Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of theLORD your God, to observe carefully all His commandments ... thatthe LORD your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtakeyou, because you obey the voice of the LORD your God ...
But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the LORD your God, toobserve carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command youtoday, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you ... The LORDwill send on you cursing, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand todo, until you are destroyed and until you perish quickly, because of the wicked-ness of your doings in which you have forsaken Me (Deuteronomy 28).