Do Justice, Love Mercy, and Walk Humbly With Thy God

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Wednesday, June 17, 2020 0 comments

by Jason DeZurik

I would hope that by now, after seeing some very ungodly actions in our nation of the United States (riots, much lying, and deceit), many who claim to be followers of Jesus Christ are starting to finally see that there are many people in our nation wanting to change our foundational beliefs based in Christianity into something ungodly. My hope and prayer would be that many of us are beginning to take action as individuals, growing in God and His ways and realizing that the way forward in this nation is not to just trudge ahead on faulty new ways of thinking. These ways are really nothing more than old ungodly thoughts put into a new package. It seems that many either want to recreate and repackage history or just flat out ignore what really took place in our nation.

Now, I am not in the least saying or implying that the United States is at all perfect; it is far from it. But to ignore the Godly foundations and beliefs this nation was founded upon, at least in my humble opinion, is foolishness. Consider the following prayer that was sent to the governors of the thirteen colonies in 1783. It is a prayer that was written in by George Washington. It was sent in a “Circular Letter Addressed to the Governors of all the States on the Disbanding of the Army.”

“I now make it my earnest prayer that God would have you and the State over which you preside, in His holy protection; that He would incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for brethren who have served in the field; and finally that He would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity. Humility, and pacific temper of mind, which were the characteristics of the divine Author of our blessed religion, and without humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy nation.”

Friends, regardless of where you stand on this topic, one must admit that this prayer is not only powerful but it must be taken into consideration when looking at the history of the United States of America. This very well could have been quite Godly and influenced by Almighty God.

The way forward is back!

Micah 6:8 says:
“He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the LORD require of you?
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God.”

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