In these tryingÂ days where unemployment continues to reach record highs, where immorality seemingly goes unchecked, and where inward turmoil characterizes our nation, I am reminded of a passage from the Psalms.
Ps 33:12-19 Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the LORD looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth– he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.
No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength.Â A horse is a vain hope for deliverance; despite all its great strength it cannot save. But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine.Â
Our leaders have forgotten that we answer to God as a nation, and not just as individuals for ourÂ behavior. If we choose to follow God’s commandments, He promises to bless us, delivering us from death and protecting us from our enemies.
If we chooseÂ instead to do only what seems right in our own eyes (currently a socialistic agenda); if weÂ depend not upon God but upon theÂ size of our armyÂ (capitalismÂ andÂ military might); if weÂ place our hope in the strength of our horses (American ingenuity) rather than the providence of God, then we will continue this fall as a nation.
Let us instead join with Daniel the prophet,Â who confessed the sins of his nation and be restored as a great nation once again.
Dan 9:4-6 I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed: “O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.Â
God bless America!