April 11, 2021 From Your Pastor
So keep and do them, (the statutes and judgments of God) for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of all the peoples… Deuteronomy 4:6a
Moses continues to tell us that when the people of the world hear of these statutes and judgments of God they will declare that Israel must be a wise and understanding nation.
In case you’re unaware the USA has become a laughing stock of many nations around the world. They find it hard to believe we could rule the world as a super-power when we cannot rule with-in ourselves. We are no longer the world economic leader. We have lost their respect from lack of power and influence. We no longer deserve an audience of allies. We are being disgraced throughout the globe.
Sure we can lay the blame on different politicians and government leaders (elected and appointed) but according to Moses it has nothing to do with them. Instead it has everything to do with how we as a nation adhere to God’s Word. There is a quote from Alexis de Tocqueville which says, “America is great because America is good. When America ceases to be good, America will cease to be great”
Our national pride has stood tall in the past because we were a God fearin’ people. Now this nation is attempting to remove God from all aspects of American life. Certainly we cannot sit by and allow this to happen. For your children’s sake, for your grandchild’s sake - rise up!!!
Re-commit yourself to Scripture. Teach it, speak it, read it, and live it. Then and only then will those around you consider you favored of God. They will see you as a wise and understanding person. One who is found to be reliable and trustworthy. When we who are America get in tune with the statutes and judgments of God’s word. Then will this great nation become the Lighthouse once again. Other nations will trust and follow America as we lead them in righteousness.
Another famous quote I heard (not sure of its origin) says, “All it takes for evil to win is for good men to do nothing.”
It seems this quote is finding reality in America today. It doesn’t start with you or I going out and changing society. It begins in the home. It begins with me. Making the changes necessary to ensure my home is walking with the Lord. Winning my children to Christ. Showing by example and word what it means to live for Christ.
This is not a high calling of God upon certain people. It is the normal calling placed upon every believer. You and I included. We must overcome our fear of offending someone by talking to them about spiritual things. People need the LORD!!! When we follow God’s statutes and judgments and live a wise and understanding life then we gain and audience with them and they will certainly be interested in what you have to say. Because they’ve never seen anyone like you before.
From Your Pastor,
Bro. Clay Hicks