Anglican Morning Devotion for 23 June 2021 Anno domini
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“Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: 7Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. 8For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD. 9For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:6-9; all scripture quoted is from the King James Version)
When left to his own devices, man has forever fared badly. When a man, or a nation, turns from God, the results will certainly be calamitous. God is the Great Engineer and Architect of all Time, Space, and Matter. He holds the keys of mystery behind every science for He is the Author of true Science. Of course, there is another kind of science abroad in the world that goes by the name but is pure imagination emerging from the foolish imaginations of unbelieving men. Paul warned Timothy about that brand of science that denies the Creator God: “O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: 21Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:20-21)
Governments of men have often been the cesspools of evil. Ungodly men enforcing ungodly laws have been the mark and seal of such governments under the terrors of Pol Pot of Cambodia, Mae Tse Tung of China, KIM Il Sung of North Korea (and his sons), Adolf Hitler of Germany, and Fidel Castro of Cuba. None believed in God, and none ruled in righteousness. Even the models of government are corrupted. Socialism is nothing more than shared misery in which the gainful labors of one are stolen and given to one who does not labor. Such regimes always end in a death spiral of blood and terror. Both Nazism and Communism are merely different expressions of socialism – one being national,; the other, international, in nature. Both are on the extreme left of the political spectrum.
Even in America, such unscrupulous men, and ungodly political doctrines are beginning to force themselves to the fore. The promise of free stuff to those who are unwilling to sacrifice for it is a mirage of those in bondage to big government as a god. Avoiding responsibility for one’s status in life may sound good to foolish ears, however, God has warned us: “There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.” (Proverbs 16:25)
In our own beloved America, our people have turned from the Moral Law of God and embraced abject wickedness and perversions in sex and daily living. As our social and political problems mount, the answer to every dilemma is more of the same. The one solution that would restore our nation as a Beacon of Hope to the world is the only solution that is rejected out of hand; that is, Biblical morality in government AND society itself. The counsel of God will certainly renew our hearts and minds to the things that truly matter in life: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” (Romans 12:1-2)
As long as a spark of faith remains among our nation, it remains possible to experience a fire-storm of revival. As long as there are ten righteous among the land of Sodom, God may spare the city. The kinds of wickedness heralded abroad in America today would have served to place the advocates of such wickedness in prison only a few years ago. Young children are being horribly molested and abused, young girls kidnapped and sold into sexual slavery, and children in public schools being indoctrinated in the most egregious perversions imaginable.
Starting today, ere the sun slips below the horizon, let us draw a line in the sand much as Col William Travis drew in the Alamo of 1836. Let us commit our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor to the restoration of the America which the Providence of God led in its founding – just as did our Founding Fathers. Let there be a renewing of the mind in America and a recommitment to the God who gave us this fruitful land.