July 5, 2009
Proverbs 14:34 (New King James Version)
34 Righteousness exalts a nation,
But sin is a reproach to any people.
We have just completed celebrating our nation. I just heard an old sermon on the radio from Adrian Rogers. He is on of my favorite pastors. He went to be with the Lord back in 2005. So I cannot take any credit for what is written on this post. Pastor Rogers plainly told his congregation we have gone so far the opposite of what our founding fathers fought and formed for our nation. Instead of looking to God as our Provider, people are looking to Government as providing everything.
In the book of Samuel, God was saddened how the Nation of Israel wanted to be like the other nations. Instead of being ruled by God(theocracy) they wanted to be ruled by man(monarchy). God was very displeased and gave Israel what they wanted. They got taxed out the wazoo and oppressed in many other ways because they chose to do it their way instead of God’s way.
The same way it is going for the United States. The more we take God out of the arenea and confine him to Sundays at church. The less our nation will be blessed as God lifts his hand of protection. Unless we heed Scripture and humble ourseleves to God(2 Chronicles 7:14), it will only be the grace of God we survive as a nation.