Thursday, May 02, 2013

God Mend Thine Every Flaw

                                            "America! America! God mend thine every flaw,
                                            Confirm thy soul in self control, thy liberty in law!

Don't dig out your bibles, friends-the words above are from America The Beautiful, which some of us sang
at the county court house just a few minutes ago.
God mend America's every flaw...may take a while. But it will happen, and that is why I'm such a cheerful charlie to this day.
Just like compound interest, compounded sins upon sins upon-you get the idea-mark this country along with the rest of the world for Judgement.
The greatest sin that God will judge? Idolatry. Sounds kind of old fashioned, right?
Idolatry. Worship of anything instead of God. It made number one on God's list:
" 1Then God spoke all these words, saying,
2“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
3“You shall have no other gods before Me." Exodus 20:1-3

This doesn't apply merely to Jews and Christians, as God is the God of all Creation, everyone and all that you know. He is your God, too.
And He will mend the every flaw of His Creation as He sees fit: Returning to rule the nations with an iron rod, putting an end to all troubles, sin and flaws.
Until that day, we stand our ground, live as peaceably as we can in the middle of a corrupt idolatrous world,
praying for our nations, that they will be humbled and will seek God and His guidance, His Grace, His Salvation. And what is good for a country is also good for a person. That is my prayer today.


Doug said...

Wife swapping?
Among the items prayed for today at the court house, someone mentioned wife swapping as going on in my little town.
That is a new one for me at the National Day of Prayer. I'm assuming that the exchange would be wife for wife, and not wife for bass boat or four wheeler. T'is a crazy world.

Lucia said...

I always wondered about the "before Me." Does that mean we can have other gods as long as they're subordinate?

I'm not being flip here. It's a serious question: if God really meant "I am the only true God and worshiping anything else is deadly sin," why qualify the commandment?

Doug said...

Hi Lu-I didn't think you were being flippant. It is clear from more Scriptures than you can imagine that there is only one God. Subordinate gods are religion, meaning that they are man's attempt to define God rather than accepting how God defines Himself.
If God is God, then all others are not gods and are unworthy of praise or worship.

" God really meant "I am the only true God and worshiping anything else is deadly sin," why qualify the commandment?"

Just another example of God's omniscience, meaning that He knows everything, period.
He knew that among the Jews, His chosen people, there would be those who 'went after' or followed false gods.
Some would build altars to other gods, following the practices of other nations.
It's only a short chapter, Lu, but very definitive regarding this question-read how King Solomon messed up in 1 Kings chapter 11.
Accept no substitutes.