The Lord is our Salvation
This week we will be celebrating the birth of our nation here at Second. We will hear from our great orchestra and choir as we honor the men and women that have served our great land. One of the hallmarks of our founding fathers was that this land would be a nation under God.
John Adams stated:
"The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God."
Dr. Benjamin Rush said:
"Christianity is the only true and perfect religion; and… in proportion as mankind adopt its principles and obey its precepts, they will be wise and happy."
It certainly seems that we have in many ways abandoned these thoughts. More and more we are relying on our own ingenuity and intellectual fervency to save this great nation from itself. However, the revelation of God in the Scriptures declares that our salvation is from the Lord. Psalm 3:8; 27:1; Jonah 2:9 and many others. Jesus said that He Himself is salvation as he made his way to Zacchaeus' house in Luke 19:9. The Psalmist exclaims, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!" Psalm 33:12. King Solomon tells us that "righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people" Proverbs 14:34.
Let us come to worship this Sunday, bow our heads to the Almighty God of heaven and earth, and ask Him to save us. Let us repent as we are called to pray by a song entitled, "Lord, Have Mercy". Let us engage our Creator with songs of deliverance, declaring that the Lord is our Salvation and we will worship Him alone.