Sunday, November 26, 2006

God's role in a Nation's Rise and Fall

Here are some verses to meditate on when considering the current state of our nation, where we are headed and how we should pray for the U.S. and our leaders.

Acts 17:26
From one man he made every nation of men, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he determined the times set for them and the exact places where they should live.

Deuteronomy 32:8
When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind, he set up boundaries for the peoples according to the number of sons of Israel.

Romans 13:1
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

Job 12:23
He makes nations great, and destroys them; He enlarges nations, and disperses them.

We must realize we may not always understand why certain people are in positions of leadership, but nothing happens, nobody rules without the Almighty's permission. As a nation, we are great and mighty because of the Lord's grace and blessings. He can just as easily take it from us if He chooses to do so because we turn from Him. It is easy to become arrogant and think this is all because of us and our strength, but the reality is that it is not true. As a nation we need to turn back to Him and follow in His path. He holds the fate of our nation in His hands. He knows what is best for us and will be patient for only so long. If we follow Him, He will guide us down the path that is best for us.

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