Psalm 33: 12 (KJV)

12Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance.

It is cannot be emphasized too strongly or too often that this great nation was founded not by religionists but by Christians, not on religions but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ.-Patrick Henry

The general principle on which the founding fathers achieve independence were the general principles of Christianity. —John Adams

If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under. —Ronald Reagan

We are reminded that happy is that nation which has Jehovah for its Elohim. That is, the nation which worships Yahweh, and is under His protection. This is evidently said to distinguish such a nation from those which worshiped false gods or idols. Such a nation is blessed or happy, because:

(a) He is a real God, the true God, and not an imagination or fiction;

(b) because His laws are just and good, and their observance will always tend to promote the public welfare and prosperity;

(c) because His protection will be vouchsafed to such a nation; and

(d) because His worship, and the influence of His religion, will tend to diffuse virtue, intelligence, purity, and truth, over a land, and thus will promote its welfare

The Psalmist mentions the nations that honor God. He says they will be blessed. This is clearly seen in the histories of America and Great Britain. Both of our nations were ruled by a series of men who, while not perfect, at least acknowledged God and declared their dependence upon Him. Now that both nations have declared their independence from God, we can see the results all around us. We have abandoned God and He has abandoned us to our choice. There is a lesson in this for the individual as well. Those who respond to God’s will by submitting to Him will be blessed.

For man to make his plans without consulting the will of God is to reject Him as Creator. Isa. 29:15-16 says, “Woe unto them that seek deep to hide their counsel from the LORD, and their works are in the dark, and they say, Who seeth us? and who knoweth us? Surely your turning of things upside down shall be esteemed as the potter’s clay: for shall the work say of him that made it, He made me not? or shall the thing framed say of him that framed it, He had no understanding?

Also, in Rom. 9:19-21, “Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he yet find fault? For who hath resisted his will? Nay but, O man, who art thou that repliest against God? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus? Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?

Therefore, knowing and living by the will of God is a good pattern for living. It is a recipe for blessing, while rejecting His will and going against His plan is a sure recipe for judgment and spiritual disaster. Moreover, we should praise God that He is a Sovereign God and that His will is going to be accomplished in earth and Heaven, no matter how hard the devil or the forces of evil or fallen man works against Him!

It is the duty of ALL nations to acknowledge the providence (Sovereignty) of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits and humbly to implore His protection and favor–George Washington

HAPPY FOURTH and may God bless you as He has blessed America

Have a great and God filled day!

Pastor C