November 28th – Tuesday

The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? – Psalm 118:6

On this day in 1861, the Confederate States of America claimed Missouri, despite that state not choosing any secessionist delegates to its State Convention that year. Though only 11 states formally seceded from the Union, the Confederacy also claimed Kentucky. The Missouri delegates had overwhelmingly voted against secession, with only a single vote in favor. A group of 600 secessionists were captured before they could raid St. Louis’ federal arsenal. Missouri became the 8th state to ratify the 13th Amendment which abolished slavery. As you reflect on the conflict this nation experienced over slavery, contemplate the necessity of awareness of the insidious nature of evil to “claim” your thoughts. Recognize today that, through the power of Christ Jesus, you can reject unrighteousness and decide to align your heart and mind with God’s love and truth!

As the Lord leads, pray with us…

  • For God’s purposes to be accomplished in the United States today.
  • For the Lord to strengthen believers who serve in government office at the federal, state, and local levels.
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