Saturday, January 26, 2013
The Lord He Is God: There Is None Else Beside Him
The week of Presidential Inauguration and my Bible reading in Deuteronomy coincided and brought together these thoughts I want to share with you. It seems that the more news I read or hear the more my heart aches. What has happened to our country? The good ole United States of America. Once a place of honor where people could raise their families without being afraid. A place where children were taught to honor and respect their parents and their elders. A place where people were taught right from wrong and respected the law. A place where people were taught to love and have faith in God. Where prayer was encouraged-not forbidden.
As I read Deuteronomy 4:9, ("Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;") my first thought was that our nation would have done well to have obeyed this verse. Seems like we have forgotten the good and embraced the bad!
Later in this same chapter in verses thirty-five and thirty-nine, I noticed this phrase repeated: "the LORD he is God: there is none else beside him." This definitely is a truth that we should teach to our children! It's still on all our money..."In God we trust"...even if it's against the law to say so in some public places! What a shame that we have come to this in our nation!
So what's the remedy? It's in Deuteronomy 4 also...verse twenty-nine..."But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul."
We need Him now more than ever! Let's seek Him with our heart and soul!
May God bless you greatly is my prayer!