Should God Bless This Nation?
“Give them according to their deeds, and according to the wickedness of their endeavours: give them after the work of their hands; render to them their desert.
Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.” Psalm 28:4,5
I heard a conversation the other day on a talk-radio program. The participants were unwittingly revealing why this county is on the brink of disaster. Here is how it went: The person who called in was convinced that if Christians would just stop making moral issues their basis for who they would vote for or not vote for, this country would have leaders that could really make a difference in national restoration. After all, she said, Roe v Wade was 40 years ago, and it will never be overturned. And she mentioned several other moral issues on which she felt there was too much focus to be effective in solving this country’s problems. The talk-show host, Sean Hannity, agreed, citing that polls are showing that what the majority of folks are really concerned about are economic issues. The logic of the caller and Mr. Hannity is that if everyone would just come together on the important issues of the day, and not the moral issues, our country will rejuvenate and thrive.
I beg to differ. “Because they regard not the works of the LORD, nor the operation of his hands, he shall destroy them, and not build them up.” Psalm 28:5. God cannot, may not, and will not be ignored. In His Word, God reveals to the world his Holy Cause and Effect. If you do not regard His works, nor the operations of His hands, you will be destroyed and left without help.
What are the works of His Hands? And how have they been not regarded in this country? When prayer was “taken out of schools”, we have disregarded the works of the Lord. When children are discouraged/”banned” from communicating with their Creator, praising Him for Who He is, seeking His Mercy and Grace, being in awe of Him as the Creator, and, yes, asking Him to bless this country, we have disregarded His works. When children are taught that their marvelously functioning and amazingly created bodies are the result of thousands and thousands of years of evolving from an insignificant, one-celled amoeba (a process, they are told, morphed through an animal stage), then we are disregarding the works of the LORD. When children are taught that they should not listen to their parents or obey them, we are disregarding the works of the LORD (Children, obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth. Ephesians 6: 1-3). When children are taught that just because they were born a boy or a girl, they really should not be sure what gender they are, we are disregarding the works of the LORD. When children do not even make it into this world because they are unwanted bothers, we are disregarding the works of the LORD. When children do not make it into this world because their body parts have become valuable commodities, we are disregarding the works of the LORD. When the anti-God indoctrination tracks children from the pre-K classroom up to the university lecture hall, we are disregarding the works of the LORD. When children are told there is no God Who is to be feared and sought after for mercy, we are disregarding the works of the LORD – His greatest work – salvation for the miserable, rotten sinners we are.
Why shouldn’t God destroy this nation? Why should He build it up? Do we really think that if we would just focus on economics, or national security and put our collective weight behind these issues, that God will bless us?
Woe, woe, woe, to those in this nation who think that we can make the rules and be blessed. Woe, woe, woe to those in this nation who think that we can break the rules and be blessed. Kiss the Son lest ye perish in the way:
“Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,
Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.
He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the LORD shall have them in derision.
Then shall he speak unto them in his wrath, and vex them in his sore displeasure.
Yet have I set my king upon my holy hill of Zion.
I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten thee.
Ask of me, and I shall give thee the heathen for thine inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth for thy possession.
Thou shalt break them with a rod of iron; thou shalt dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel.
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.”