Blessed Is The Nation

Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. No king is saved by the size of his army; no warrior escapes by his great strength. 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. (Psalms 33:12, 16-18, NIV 1984).

My Musings – “Once upon a time,” in our humble past, ours (United States) was a nation whose “God [was] the LORD.” Long before we became what some have called us, “the indispensable nation.” But as the size of our army and economy grew to surpass all others, humility gave way to arrogance, and we gradually took our “eyes [off] of the Lord.” We feared no one, least of all a God that was either distant, forgotten, or nonexistent.

Will our fate be the same as many of the great empires that preceded us? In the end their “great strength” was “a vain hope for deliverance,” and they crumbled and fell. Their “inheritance” passed on to another. What was once blessed became cursed. Fallen. fallen, another “Babylon” the great.

My Advice – We must renew our “hope in His unfailing love.” But how can this happen after falling so far? “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14, NIV 1984). His people. Humble themselves. Pray. Seek His face. Turn away from wickedness. His people. Otherwise, there will be no “happily ever after” for this once great nation.

“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.” (President Ronald Reagan).

Author: thebrewisamusing

I was raised in a Christian family and my earliest childhood memories include regular Sunday school and Church attendance as a family. I was taught that our Judeo-Christian values were not just a part of our Sunday routine they should be part of our character and influence all aspects of our lives. I was also taught that as important as these values were they could not save us. We must also be “born again” by accepting Christ.

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