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Bible Devotions

DEVOTION

We just celebrated our Nation’s Birthday.  What a blessing this is for those of us who are trusting God for this country.  Not that this country is perfect or any of us who live here are perfect in any way.  However, with all the faults we have, we are still the best country in the world with the Constitution and Declaration of Independence held in front of our elected officials.  The first amendment is the beginning of what is right for people to be blessed and be a blessing. 

CONGRESS SHALL MAKE NO LAW RESPECTING AN ESTABLISHMENT OF RELIGION, OR PROHIBING THE FREE EXERCISE THEREOF; OR ABRIDGING THE FREEDOM OF SPEECH, OR OF THE PRESS, OF THE RIGHT OF THE PEOPLE PEACEABLY TO ASSEMBLE, AND TO PETITION THE GOVERNMENT FOR A REDRESS OF GRIEVANCES.

What a statement!  If you take each thing stated, one by one, it has such meaning.  If we would look at each item separately we would be more tolerate of each other.  However we find some not respecting religion if different of their own; some won’t allow others free speech if they disagree with them; some in the press don’t like something or someone and put their own opinion on the subject instead of just putting out the news; and peaceably assemble is not in the vocabulary of some who riot and loot and just are out to wreck things instead of stating their opinion quietly to get their point across.

So Lord, teach us Your Word so we can really pray according to Your will and focus on You.  We need to be the people of God and do Your will.  We pray for this.  Amen.