The Nation Whose God is the Lord

Scripture reading for June 10th: Psalms 31-35

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people He chose for His inheritance.  From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind, from His dwelling place He watches all who live on the earth, He who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do.” (Psalm 33:12-14)

The nation that the psalmist is talking about is Israel and their God is the Creator of heaven and earth.  They became the people of God by His choice of Abraham to begin the nation by a supernatural birth of a son, Isaac.  They were known as the “chosen” people.  God chose them, they did not necessarily choose him.  This nation was God’s inheritance, a people who were to love and serve Him willingly by faith.

God watches over this nation.  He sees all of mankind and is able to know everything that they do on the earth from His vantage place in heaven.  God knows the thoughts of each person and the plans that they are making.  He sees whether or not they have faith or if they are trusting in their own strength.  His eyes are particularly attentive to those who fear Him.  (Psalm 33:18-19)  He will rescue them from death and provide for their needs in difficult times.  God’s unfailing love guarantees the safety and provision for those who stay true to Him.  His people can rest in His promises.

The thought among many Christians in our country is that America is the nation whose God is the Lord.  We want to believe that this is true, but must be sure to remember that God is not partial to nations or political beliefs.  He responds only to those who walk by faith in His Son Jesus Christ!  The “nation whose God is the Lord” must be a nation that is living for the Lord and fearing Him.  When we legalize the killing of our babies and call homosexual behavior an acceptable alternate lifestyle, we are certainly not living as if our God is the Lord! When we promote evil as entertainment and fail to care for our children, God’s favor is not granted.  A revival will come in our land when God’s people begin to humble themselves and pray and turn from their wicked ways.  God promises to hear from heaven and heal our land.

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