Let us not for­get God

Times-Record - - Church - By TER­RENCE D. NI­CHOLS

Let us not for­get God. The bless­ings and prov­i­dence of God is the cor­ner­stone of our rep­re­sen­ta­tive democ­racy. The Bible tells us, “The fear of the Lord is the be­gin­ning of wis­dom: and the knowl­edge of the holy is un­der­stand­ing.” (Proverbs 9:10)

Amer­ica has be­come a bea­con of hope and des­ti­na­tion for sur­vival, jus­tice and op­por­tu­nity for mil­lions of peo­ple from all parts of the earth. Please use your Bible and study Acts 17:2531. There you will find the Bible sets forth the sovereignty of God and our ac­count­abil­ity to Him, that we do well to al­ways re­mem­ber and honor. The passage tells us forthrightly Who is in charge, Who made all of us, by Whose author­ity and power all things con­sist and fi­nally to Whom we will be ul­ti­mately ac­count­able for all our de­ci­sions and ac­tions, in­clud­ing our gov­er­nance. God has in­structed us to love one another. See John 13:34 and 1 John 4:7.

As a peo­ple, we are called to re­pen­tance for our na­tional and in­di­vid­ual sins. Our rev­er­ence for God, His bless­ings and our fu­ture all de­pend upon our obe­di­ence and love for God and our em­brace of our na­tional fam­ily. Po­lit­i­cal views and af­fil­i­a­tion not­with­stand­ing, we work to­gether under God.

We can­not face the fu­ture with­out God and His bless­ings. The re­cent pres­i­den­tial cam­paign and elec­tion was a bit­ter “in your face” ex­pe­ri­ence for all of us. There is con­sid­er­able anger, dis­ap­point­ment, adu­la­tion, con­fu­sion and fear as to where we are headed as a na­tion. That will not ex­cuse bad man­ners and dis­re­spect to­ward any part of our na­tional fam­ily. We must not for­get our Source; God has made us each other’s keep­ers and bless­ings. Re­spect God.

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