Sunday, July 03, 2011

God and Nation

Job 12:23

He makes nations great, and destroys them;
he enlarges nations, and disperses them.

In Chinese Translation (约伯记 12)

23 他使邦国兴旺而又毁灭,他使邦国开广而又掳去;

United States of America is until now the greatest nation in the world. Also may it be in the history of the world.

USA is not the nation that occupies the broadest land. USA is not the nation that is with the greatest number of population. USA is not even the most powerful nation in its army force if we compare it to the other great nations in history within their respective time periods.

But along the history USA is the nation whose citizens have the greatest degree of freedom. USA is the nation that engages the most variety of the human races while all of them live equally and peacefully together. USA is the nation that people with any background and from anywhere may get a chance of living and live good by their honesty, diligence, and wisdom.

Above all, however, USA is a nation whose foundation is built upon obeying the words of God.

We may interpret the messages of God differently due to our individual biases. So did the founding fathers of the United States. There was, however, a common agreement among the founding fathers. They admitted themselves to the truth. They admitted that the truth is God. And they believed that only the truth should lead the nation. Therefore, no individuals shall be superior to another when speaking of the truth. Grounded on this belief, it was born this great nation.

It is God who may make a nation great. It is also God who may overthrow a nation that is evil. It is God who may enlarge a nation. It is still God who may disperse a nation when it commits sin to the world.

God bless America!

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