We celebrated the birth of our nation this week. It is important to celebrate July 4th to remind us of the cost of our freedoms. This is a good time for us to thank God for our blessings. We need to be thankful for all that is good about America.
God has certainly blessed the land that we call home. We can celebrate the freedom enjoyed by every American. While men and women gave their lives to ensure us of this freedom, we must never take them for granted. We have freedoms not known in many parts of the world.
Thank God for GraceGrace is amazing. The Bible teaches that God’s gift of salvation is given to us by grace. Man’s feeble attempts to try please God by his works have always fallen short. We are not able to please God because of the weakness of our flesh. We are sinners by nature because we all have the nature of Adam. We find ourselves thinking like Paul: “For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do.” Romans 7:19 We cry out like Paul: “O wretched man that I am! Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?” Romans 7:24 God has revealed the “Who” that can deliver us from sin and death. It is His Son, Jesus Christ. God’s grace provided our Deliverer. God has “delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son.” Colossians 1:13 We now can say with Paul. “I thank God through Jesus Christ, our Lord.” Romans 7:25 “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 Give the Lord thanks for His amazing Grace!
CELEBRATING OUR FREEDOM
Biblical principles have guided our nation. Those principles are written in our history. They are declared in our monuments. Our biblical principles have separated America from other countries around the world.
We have the responsibility to defend our freedom the Founders of our nation made possible for us. We must defend our freedom not only from the enemies from without but also from the enemies of freedom from within. Because of freedom is being attacked today, Christians should be concerned about our religious freedom.
We need to ease our minds and think of all the things we have to enjoy in America. Exercising our rights will cause us to appreciate those freedoms and be more willing to defend them regardless of the cost.