Ebenezer Congregational Church

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Pastor's Corner

One nation under God

Posted by Ebenezer Congregational Church on October 28, 2012 at 8:15 PM

"The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?" Daniel 4:30

As of November sixth we will have participated in the American process of governing this country.  We will have cast our votes for political office and we will have helped make policy through our votes for or against proposed changes in what will be the law of the land.  Many have been in prayer for the process and this is right to do so as the Lord says "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn form their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sin, and will heal their land." (II Chronicles 7:14).

You see, sometimes we may think the answer is in how the election process turns out.  Is this the answer to our problems? It is not.  In fact, the way it turns out could lead us further from the Lords desire for us.  Somehow by being involved in the process, if the result is what we voted for, we like Nebuchadnezzar, can take on this prideful attitude that the results are because of what we did.  We, by our works, cannot boast in that.  Whether our nation prospers, or fails, will only be decided by the Lord himself.

 

What is important is that we continue to pray and through honest communication with God, we are humbled to confess our pride and sin and to declare our dependence on Him.  This great country does not have the constitution as its foundation nor is it built upon American spirit.  Rather, what this nation will be is solely dependent on whether or not we truly, in our hearts, believe we are one nation under God.

 

In dependence,

Pastor Dave

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