The Prescription for America on this Fourth of July
Americans love their freedoms.
But do we?
Freedom to speak, yet often mute on things that matter.
Freedom to Worship, but rarely go to church.
Freedom to assemble, however, live secluded lives.
Our money says, “In God We Trust” however, many are more concerned about currency than trusting in God.
It is said that America is a Christian Nation. Still, it seems so much of our culture, government, and visible personalities are ambivalent, agnostic, and some even anti-christ.
Here is my prescription. Please don’t get so lost and distracted by the condition of our nation that you, me, we as individuals don’t choose to be what we wish our country was.
Do we wish our country was a praying nation? Shall we pray? Or bemoan others for not praying?
Do we wish our country raised their children going to church? Shall we vow to ourselves and our families to lead them to church faithfully?
Our country can and will improve in the place we live if we choose to be the change we want.
Rather than sit in the scornful’s seat, sit in the saints seat and encourage.
Rather than standing in the way of sinners, stand in the ways of goodness and virtue.
Rather than walking in the counsel of the wicked, walk-in those ways of the righteous and wise.
The book of Psalms starts with a warning of what not to do.
The same ends with an admonition for a proper attitude if we desire to live a life that will truly be blessed.
Praise the Lord.
Rather than God bless America, let America Bless God.
Starting with us.
Me and You!
I will bless the Lord at all times, his praise shall continually be in my mouth!!!
In Him, By Him, Through Him!!!
First, Psalm warns what not to do with the associated blessings if you avoid them.
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
6 For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
The book of Psalms ends with a prescription to a blessed mind and attitude.
1 Praise ye the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
2 Praise him for his mighty acts: praise him according to his excellent greatness.
3 Praise him with the sound of the trumpet: praise him with the psaltery and harp.
4 Praise him with the timbrel and dance: praise him with stringed instruments and organs.
5 Praise him upon the loud cymbals: praise him upon the high sounding cymbals.
6 Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord.