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1 Peter 3:12, “For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.”


In Genesis 18 we can read the account of how Abraham made intercession with the Lord, and the Lord ultimately agreed that he would save a city if ten righteous people could be found in its midst. Unfortunately, ten righteous could not be found, but the mercy of the Lord would have been seen if ten righteous had dwelt there. If ten righteous could save a city then could the same be true today? We live in a nation where lawlessness and evil continues to prosper and expand but has the Lord’s love and mercy been diminished? The Bible teaches us that the Lord God changes not and that the Lord Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever so the mercy of the Lord has not changed. If ten could save a city what could one righteous man or woman accomplish? If ten could bring the mercy of heaven down unto a sinful city how many would be needed to have the mercy of heaven spare a nation? One righteous man or woman can have a far greater impact on the lives of others than we often see or understand for the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous and his ears are open unto their prayers. In these confused times, it can be very difficult to stand for our beliefs and principles, for if what we stand for offends another we can quickly find ourselves under attack by a very loud and motivated enemy. If ten righteous could have saved a city is it not time for those who love the Lord with all of their heart, soul, and mind and those who love others as themselves to unite and to stand together? If ten righteous could have rescued a city from destruction what is possible for just one person who will stand for light and truth without compromise?  

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