You can take this to the bank!
We can’t operate as individuals or as a nation against God’s ways and succeed!
The hope for any nation, is conformity to God’s ways.
I wonder at times, if even we as Christians really get it.
So what’s holding us back?
We can’t operate as an individual against God and succeed.
We can’t operate as a family against God’s ways and succeed.
We can’t operate as churches against God’s ways and succeed.
And certainly, If we’re anti-biblical in our national life, it’s self-destructive.
So what makes us think our nation can be anti-biblical in fundamental policies and somehow be preserved?
The biblical way preserves all that’s good!
For all our sakes, our nation needs to be committed to biblical values.
We don’t need to be more political—we need to be more biblical!
There are staggering consequences when traditional, biblical values are stripped away!
Ideas have consequences. Good ideas bring great results.
And as we can clearly see in our national choices, bad ideas can have catastrophic impact.
It’s what happens when you make yourself the source of all truth.
Trust yourself? Really?
You underestimate how wicked the human heart can be.
Many people—more than I want to think about at times—see themselves as that source of truth. But we need something else, something more, or catastrophe is inevitable.
We need something else as the core of our life.
Something that has stood the test through all eternity: biblical values!
Biblical values at the core of our lives, our family, our churches, and our nation!
We must be well versed in what God says in His Word—the Bible!
There is truth that goes beyond us. It predates us. And it will outlive us! So what is it?
Make no mistake, truth that matters—is biblical truth.
Some say, “Well, according to whose interpretation?”
The answer? According to collective minds of authentic followers of God for the last two thousand years!
Others argue: “Well, it’s his interpretation against yours, right?”
No. The Bible was written plainly. Destroying a baby in the womb is anti-biblical. Re-defining marriage is anti-biblical. Depriving people of expressing true creativity, through excessive control denies the integrity of the human spirit. It’s anti-biblical. Economic taxes and unconscionable debt that breaks citizens’ financial backs is anti-biblical.
The Bible can spare us a lot of pain—personally and nationally—if we’ll read it—and follow it!
IF we are well versed!
What would you say is the most important issue in our culture today?
I propose that the answer is good values, and good people championing them.
Listen to this description of King Hezekiah in 2nd Chronicles 31:20:
“This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly.”
Oh it’s possible to have bad people championing good values, but it doesn’t happen all that often.
It’s more likely bad people will champion bad values.
Godly homes that produce godly, stable people with biblical understanding based on godly values.
And that means being “well versed” in what God has to say!
Just how thankful are you? Even in the tough times?
An elderly man who was a pilot in World War 2 said in an interview: “Those were the best years of my life.”
What? The best years of his life?
The best years he’s referring to were during uncertainties of war, and all the deprivations that were taking place.
How could he possibly think that?
In tough times we’re forced to rely on things that really count.
We rely on what is most meaningful. Such as dependence on God.
His faithfulness. His sufficiency.
In tough times we tend to band together in ways we don’t otherwise.
I’ve heard some say, “We were poor and we didn’t even know it!”
Because they were flooded with love—and gratitude!
In a time of uncertainty, let’s remember all that we are thankful for in Jesus Christ!
Who would have thought?
Removing the Bible and prayer from public schools?
Redefining the biblical definition of marriage and family?
Legalizing same-sex marriage? In other words, redefining morality!
It’s what the so-called “progressive” political movement considers “moving forward!” What?
Moving forward by removing the Bible from the public square?
Moving forward by removal of the Ten Commandments from public property?
Moving forward by supporting textbook revisionism that denies true Christian history in America?
Denial of religious freedom of expression? Censorship of churches and pastors. Redefining tolerance?
Need I go on?
Tell me again—what’s the definition of progressive?
I’m not seeing it! What I am seeing is a nation–a people–without the moral compass of biblical truth!
What I’m saying is we need to be more biblically astute!