How Long Can America Be Blessed? — Sunday Thought
Psalms 33 is referenced as a “Psalm of Joy” and in the 12th verse of this Psalm the Psalmist writes: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for His own.” (KJV)
My question this morning is: “If the Bible makes clear from Genesis to the Book of Revelation that God not only hates sin, but punishes sin, and that God turns His face away from sin, how long can America as a nation be blessed?”
How much longer can the nation of America be blessed because of the obedience of those who identify as Christians? Sin in America today, unlike at any other time in our history, is unashamedly displayed for all to see. The most reprobate forms of debauchery and acts of paganism are no longer hidden behind closed doors in America; these practices are shamelessly displayed publicly and even worse, America is exporting these practices insisting that other nations accept and embrace them.
America as a nation has reduced the immutable, i.e., the “unchanging Word of God” to “if it feels good do it, if doesn’t hurt anyone it’s okay, the times are different today, the bible must be updated and changed so it is inline with today’s reasoning, and we must be tolerant of the ways/behavior of others.”
We can list many more of the kinds of examples I listed in the preceding paragraph. But doing that only reinforces my question in the second paragraph above: “How long can America be blessed when it has changed it laws to embrace and appease sin of every description; our children are taught to embrace and practice sinful behavior that should be unmentionable; good is called evil and evil is called good and as America seeks to export these sinful practices for global consumption?”
“Oh mighty, immutable and merciful God, full of grace; Lord may we be reminded that your patience has an end and the day of accounting and recompense for our behavior awaits us all. Father, help us to understand this truth and turn our hearts, minds and souls to Christ for the security of our eternity. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”
READ: 2 Peter 3:4-14 (KJV)
4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.
5 For this they willingly are ignorant of, that by the word of God the heavens were of old, and the earth standing out of the water and in the water:
6 Whereby the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:
7 But the heavens and the earth, which are now, by the same word are kept in store, reserved unto fire against the day of judgment and perdition of ungodly men.
8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.
10 But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.
11 Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness,
12 Looking for and hasting unto the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat?
13 Nevertheless we, according to his promise, look for new heavens and a new earth, wherein dwelleth righteousness.
14 Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here