|The Plight of a Nation is Based on the Remnant, Not the Majority
By Greg Sanders
In Genesis 18 God told Abraham that He would destroy the city of Sodom because of the evil practices that were active in that city. Abraham dared to ask God to spare the city if there was a certain amount of godly people found. Graciously God said yes to Abraham’s plea. God did not say that he would spare a nation for the majority of people; He was looking for a remnant. Abraham asked God if He would save they city for 50 righteous people. Then He asked if God would save it for 45, then 40, then 30, 20 and10 people. God kept responding yes. He was not looking a majority; He was looking a minority of people who would seek after Him. This year I am convinced that God is still looking for the same thing. God is looking for a group of people who will call on His name and be His people.
A minority dedicated to Him can bring revival and renewal to the majority. I believe that is true for a family, a church, and a nation. In Acts 17:6 the Bible says, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.” There was a minority of people. It was the early church that turned the city upside down. God does not need the majority of people to turn the direction of a city, a church, or a nation. God needs a few people who are willing to truly live for Him and follow Him no matter the direction of the people around them.
Today’s Challenge: Don’t be dismayed by the direction of the majority. Instead, focus on being the salt and the light that Jesus has called you to be. The majority may by seem to be in power, but they are not in control.