Thoughts for Our Nation
Dayton Keesee | April 6, 2018

I have just read the “Opinion” page of the Oklahoman (March 18, 2018, p.14A) and “Views” of several (p.15A), covering thoughts about: Teacher pay; projected strikes if demands are not met; deep concern about our leaders in the Federal Government, including pregnancy and abortion.  That reading projects a conglomerate of charges, chaos, conflicting concerns, worrisome warnings, and agitated citizens.  National confusion and humanistic analysts abound in the land. 

For just a moment, meditate on thoughts in the past (May 16, 1776), when the Continental Congress was concerned about some evil trends in the land.  Here were their words: “The Congress...desirous...to have people of all ranks and degrees duly impressed with a solemn sense of God’s superintending providence, and of their duty, devoutly to rely...on His aid and direction...Do earnestly recommend a day of humiliation, fasting and prayer, that we may with united hearts , confess and bewail our manifold sins and transgressions, and by sincere repentance and amendment of life...and through the merits and meditation of Jesus Christ, obtain His pardon and forgiveness.”  Does the forgoing statement contain some wisdom in view of Matthew 28:18-20?

Take one more meditative moment into the past, carefully noting the Psalmist David, as the Spirit guided him to write: “Let the earth fear the Lord; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him.  For he spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast.”  Then David added: “The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the people of no effect.  The counsel of the Lord stands forever; the plans of His heart to all generations.  Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord” (Psalm 33:8-12 NKJ).

These latter words are not “our opinions” or comments of concerned, caring citizens.  They are sobering, Spirit-given words of the One whose air we breathe!  He that has ears to hear, let them hear (Matthew 13:9)!!