Jottings

May Your Word
“Run and be Glorified!”
in this Country
Once Again!

1 June 2024

The apostle’s exhortation
is a very good reminder
of how we should pray
for this country today

As I have been working to prepare the Standard Version of the New Testament for publication (aiming for this coming Thursday, June 6!), I have more then ever had a sense of just what a precious gift, what an unspeakable treasure, the Lord has given to mankind in His word, the Bible. Surely we could never properly estimate its real value!

And I have again been reminded of the Apostle Paul’s exhortation to the believers in Thessalonica:

Finally, brothers, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may run and be glorified, even as it is also with you.
— 2 Thessalonians 3:1

Your prayers for this project are very much appreciated; but more generally, as the believers in Christ, we need to pray for the Lord’s word to go forth, to “run and be glorified” in this country once again! This is a spiritual battle, as “the god of this age” works so powerfully to “blind the minds of the unbelieving” in America (2 Cor. 4:4); thus, we need to tell the Lord to use us to “open their eyes” (Acts 26:18) and so turn them to Himself, through His word.

Lord, do make it so; and may so many of Your believers in this country pray for this in these dark times! Amen.

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