March 4th – Saturday

Owe no one anything, except to love each other. – Romans 13:8

Israel Jacobs of Pennsylvania, who took office on this day in 1791, was the first Jewish legislator to be elected to the U.S. Congress. Jacobs was involved in agriculture and merchandising after completing his public education. He became a member of the colonial Pennsylvania Assembly in 1770 and served there for four years. He joined a land company to purchase and develop land in Nova Scotia in 1765. The British government granted the company the Township of Monckton that same year. Jacobs served as U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania’s 3rd Congressional district until March 3, 1793. After the completion of his term, he returned home to pursue his enjoyment of agriculture. Pray today for those who have deferred their personal pursuits or vocations to serve in the U.S. government.

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For members of Congress who have answered the call to public service with altruistic intentions and who endeavor to serve with integrity.
  • For members of the president’s administration to be drawn to the light of God’s love and truth as they fill their posts.

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