Deuteronomy 30: 15-18
“If you obey the commandments of the Lord your God that I am commanding you today, by loving the Lord…then you shall live and become numerous, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to possess.” vs. 16
Our faith ancestors cherished the book of Deuteronomy, and rightly so! It was carefully crafted to describe how Israel should behave as a nation–it was like their constitution. In this section the writer indicates that the whole future of Israel is dependent on whether they obey the commandments of the Lord so skillfully summarized in the book. And, to put it plainly, it all starts with loving the Lord! While it is not true that America is the new Israel, many believe that these words could well be adopted by our country, not to make it a theocracy, but to ensure that it will be a blessing to our world. It is becoming more obvious with the passing of the years that love of God is not a primary concern for most people. In fact, it appears that few folks even give a rip about God! Given the opportunity we will steal from the poor, swindle the government, and utter every kind of untruth to gain an advantage over others. While a majority of people still claim to believe in God there is little evidence that such faith has touched their hearts. And if that’s the way it is, perhaps it is right to be concerned about the future of America?!
Thought for the Day: How am I feeling about our country’s future?