I don’t know who first uttered these words but they set forth a terribly important bit of wisdom: “If there is nothing above us we will be consumed by all that is around us.”
Our nation’s Founding Fathers recognized its truth when they wrote: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
Our human dignity, rights and freedoms come to us NOT from our President, our Congress or our Supreme Court; they come to us from God our Creator. No king, ruler, president or potentate confers them upon us. Perhaps that concept does not seem to be very bold to us today, but it was the foundation of our Declaration of Independence, the beginning of what back then was known as the American Experiment. Experiment? Yes! What our Founding Fathers asserted back then was radical because the people in the rest of our world were governed back then by kings, dictators and totalitarians who ruled as if people were their possessions, as if their subjects belonged to them and not to God.
In all things, remember, “you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy” (2 Pet. 2:9-10). We belong to God! We are His special people!
Therefore, in all our decisions “seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you” (Mat. 6:33), and keep in mind, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31).
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Park Heights church of Christ
P. O. Box 107
1300 East Boynton Street
Hamilton, Texas 76531
“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and sings it back to you when you have forgotten how it goes.”