Monday, May 21, 2007

Is America Blessed?

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD...," (Psalm 33:12a).

* The number and variety of idols a nation can serve are limited only by its citizens' imaginations. Because our nation is by-and-large drifting deeper and deeper into idolatrous denial of the God who made her great, our land is perilously ripe for judgment. Only as we repent, and return to the Lord God of all that is, will we again experience His promised blessing.

* Throughout the biblical record, as well as secular history, every nation that denied and opposed the existence and sovereignty of the living God eventually fell. With the rampant idolatry and flagrant sin throughout our land, America, too, is deteriorating from within. Our only hope is to acknowledge our rebellion, genuinely repent, and return to the Lord whose blessing we urgently need.

* If the nation is blessed whose God is the LORD, then cursed is the country whose gods are idols. America has been spared destruction for the sake of the remnant, but we fool ourselves to believe we are exempt from His judgment. Our land will be blessed only as the Lord sovereignly brings spiritual awakening, for which we must pray.

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