Ancient Israel was intended to be a great nation. A great nation blesses other nations (Genesis 18:18). It has fair and righteous laws (Deuteronomy 4:5-8). Wealth and military greatness are not so important. Righteousness is! Righteousness exalts a nation (Proverbs 14:34). Some nations are over 98% Christian. Does having the name Christian translate to righteousness? Surprisingly, once Christian nations now have high crime rates. How do nations become righteous? Christians are called to be a holy nation (1 Peter 2:9). Yet we all transgress. Only returning to the cross and Christ can heal our individual and national wrongs (Psalm 32:1, Psalm 85:2, Romans 4:7).