Thursday, July 1, 2010

Stand In Awe of Him

              When I read the scripture Psalms 33:8-12 quoted below, I think of our Congress.  I remember a few days after 9/11 they were on the steps of Congress singing “God Bless America.”  How quickly they forget.  Unfortunately, how quickly we forget.  We have put the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, World War I and II, along with Korea, Viet Nam, our Constitution and our Declaration of Independence all are in the waste can of forgotten memories.
              All we as citizens can remember is what is going on today and we, as a nation and as a citizen, have never learned a single lesson from our history.  Instead of a country built on the will of the people, with God’s Law in our hands.  We now have a country solely created for me, myself, and I.  It doesn’t matter if what is being done today to solve our economic woes, has never worked in the past, just send me, myself, and I our check. 
              We have gotten so far away from God as a nation, and as a people, we are so self-centered on ourselves, that nothing else matters.
              Our only fear is my space is not violated, regardless of whose space I violate.  We listen to the guru’s of the world, Dr. Phil and Oprah and so many others who tell us it certainly is all for me, myself, and I.
              Where is our fear of the Lord?  It is His counsel we need to seek, His counsel is a forever counsel.  God’s counsel isn’t based on a Freudian principle, a principle from a perverted psychiatrist, it is His solid counsel.  Something you and I can lean on, something you and I can count on, with no doubts and no costs.
              Stand in awe of God, He is what built this country, He is what puts the food on our table. He is what blesses us in spite of ourselves.

(Deuteronomy 6:5)  And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

(2 Chronicles 7:14)  If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

            If we love our God as we should, then we know to stand in awe of Him.  This 4th of July I hope and pray you have stopped to consider what God has done for us and realize the blessings He alone has bestowed up on you.

Bro. John R. E Chastain

Psalms 33:8-12  Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.  (9)  For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.  (10)  The LORD bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.  (11)  The counsel of the LORD standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.  (12)  Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

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