Two hundred forty-five years ago today, the founders had a bible study before signing the Declaration of Independence. The passage they read was the 35th Psalm.
The Psalm speaks of the Lord of righteousness providing salvation and rescue to His servants as enemies unjustly seek to take their lives.
The founders knew that as they signed their names to the declaration, they put at risk their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor.
As they drew near to the Lord individually and as a nation, the hand of providence was keenly felt. The United States of America would have a purpose known to the Lord and driven by Christian truth and the Holy Spirit.
Today, our country is anything but united. We are a house divided against itself, and according to Jesus, we cannot stand. The division is stark, and the chasm is vast, but the choice is clear.
We can be a nation that rejects the Lord and His righteousness along with the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We can oppose prosperity and human flourishing.
We can embrace the philosophies of God-haters like Karl Marx, who teach racist ideologies and oppose the work ethic and law and order that brought so much good not only to America but the world.
There is a more excellent choice for our nation, one that the founders embraced and fought for.
We can choose the God of Salvation, the King of Righteousness, and the way of life. Liberty comes from the Lord; after all, where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.
Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life. So, it makes sense that He is the source of the rights pointed out in the Declaration of Independence.
If we desire a prosperous nation with the crime under more control, healthy families, and people who enjoy working, we must turn to the Lord who takes pleasure in the prosperity of His servants.
Let them shout for joy and be glad,
Who favor my righteous cause;
And let them say continually,
“Let the Lord be magnified,
Who has pleasure in the prosperity of His servant.”