Should We Say “God Bless America?” – Sunday Thought For The Day
As we celebrate the birth of America, we repeatedly hear, “God bless America.” But, I ask you, what we are saying when we utter those words?
Think about it for a moment. Can we expect God Almighty, who sent His Son to die for our sin to bless a nation that celebrates every form of sexual debauchery? Can we expect God to bless a nation that celebrates the mindless murder of what will soon be 100 million babies? Can we expect God to bless a nation that proudly prostitutes hatred and division? Can we legitimately expect God to bless a nation that openly practices lies and deceit on every quantifiable level? Can we expect God to bless a nation that curses His Son? Can we expect God to bless a nation where the churches practice and celebrate depravity? In brief, can we expect God to bless a nation that has turned away from Him?
We should be thanking God for His patience and mercy, but we should not be asking Him to bless a nation that is nearly wholly given over to wickedness.
We should be asking God to lead us to repentance. We should be asking God to touch our hearts for the unsaved and enlarge us to spread the truth of salvation through Jesus Christ. We should not be asking God to participate and sanction our sin by blessing the nation that celebrates it.
Psalm 34:16-22 (KJV)
16 The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.
20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
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