If the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do? (Psalm 11:3).
The Bible reveals that God has established four restraints upon sin among mankind.
- Government, which is given the sword of punishment (Romans 13:3-5).
- Family, which is given the rod to discipline children (Proverbs 13:24).
- Law in the human heart, which is manifested by shame and guilt in the conscience (Romans 2:12-15).
- Church, which wields the gospel, which alone transforms the human heart (Romans 1:16-17).
Sin within the human heart fights against these God-given restraints. It aims at these institutions by direct attack but also by re-defining their purpose and power. Look at the following list of works of the sinful heart and see where your nation rests:
Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are adultery, fornication, sexual immorality, licentiousness (sexual indecency), idolatry, sorcery (drug use), hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions (divisions among groups), heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries (riots), and the like (Galatians 5:19-21).
Not only are these celebrated in America, they are now considered “normal.” As Christians, ought we to expect God’s blessing or His judgment upon our land?
We have spent enough of our past lifetime in doing the will of the heathen – when we walked in licentiousness, lusts, drunkenness, revelries, drinking parties, and abominable idolatries. In regard to these, the unsaved think it strange that you do not run with them in the same flood of dissipation …. (1 Peter 3:3-4).
National foundations may be destroyed, but our foundation as believers in Christ Jesus must remain resolute and defiant toward the works of the flesh.
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