“Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the Lord our God. Those nations will fall down and collapse, but we will rise up and stand firm.” Ps 20:7
There must have been a time when this verse was true of our country. I know David was talking about his nation, but I have to believe that the United States, founded on the principles of Jesus, once boasted in the name of the Lord our God. The question today is not so much, “When did we stray away?” but instead, “What are the consequences of our decisions as a nation.” Well, it appears that we are getting a glimpse of the consequences. David warns us that the result will be collapse. The truth is that we as a nation have “boasted in chariots and horses” for quite some time.
I drove past a church 8 or 9 months ago and saw a sign that said, “Blesses is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Ps 33:12). My first thought was, “that’s certainly not us.” We have many gods, none of which are the Lord. I wonder what David would say if he looked our nation, oh wait, I think he already spoke to us, maybe not directly, but to the reality of where we are as a country.
Prayer: Lord, you have the power and ability to return us to You. Have mercy on us. May we become a nation and a people who have you are our God. Amen