In God We Trust (#186)
Bible version used: KJV
In God We Trust
Some of our country's founders believed that this country could not be governed without God and the Bible.
We’ve come a long way from the old days when government and its institutions openly admitted that we needed God to have this nation work.
In our public life we either ignore God or are openly hostile to Him. Symbols that remind us of God are not allowed in public places. Our teachers may not say His name. TV names Him frequently, but usually as a curse.
It is not unusual for a nation to ignore God. The story of nations is a story of unbelief. Usually, as a nation prospers the people ignore God, and as it falls on bad times the people return to God.
We ignore God and His commandments at our peril. Families, institutions, and whole cultures crumble when they ignore God. Our nation suffers with complex problems of crime, drug abuse, broken homes, teenage pregnancy, AIDS, abortion, child abuse, homelessness. All of these problems are rooted in our choice to ignore God.
God is going to have the last word on our nation. God will destroy us if we continue in our sin. His desire throughout the history of nations and for our nation today is that we repent, turn to Him and truly trust Him. To trust God is to take Him at His word, accept His Son Jesus Christ, and obey His commandments.
God, in his mercy, has provided a solution to our personal and national sins. He sent His only Son Jesus to come and die for us, so that everyone who believes in Him has his sins washed clean, and becomes a permanent member of the family of God.
And when we are God’s children, we learn what a relief it is to trust in God. Living by God’s desires, we learn how to govern ourselves, our families and our nation.
If you are ready to trust God with your life, here is a prayer to get you started:
Dear God: forgive me and forgive our nation for trying to live without You. I accept and believe that your Son, Jesus Christ, came to earth to pay the penalty for all our sins. I repent of my sins and ask that you will help our nation to also repent. Please make me a member of your family in the name of Jesus Christ. Amen
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear Him, upon them that hope in His mercy.” Psalm 33:12, 18
“He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” John 3:16