“Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them” (Psalm 119:165). (KJV)
OBSERVATION: According to several research companies, the USA’s overall crime rate continues to go down each year since it had an all-time spike in 1991. Our nation’s low crime rate shows we are living more and more in a time of peace. However, individual cities’ crime rates fluctuate each year. Also, in a recent article by the Pew Research Center, “Nearly eight-in-ten Americans say that when it comes to important issues facing the country, most Republican and Democratic voters not only disagree over plans and policies, but also cannot agree on basic facts.” Yes, our crime rates are low, but we are not livingly peacefully. Our nation needs peaceful citizens, and we are only going to have true peace and great peace by loving the Word of God, which shows us the true way of peace through Jesus Christ. “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:7). (KJV)
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, we thank you for sending your Son, Jesus Christ to come into this world and for showing us the way of peace. Our nation has a great need for peace, but that will only come from You and loving Your Word. Help us to have a desire for You and the Bible so we can live peaceful lives and lead others in the way of peace. In Jesus’ name, Amen.