General George Washington discouraged his men from using the Lord’s name in vain. He asked why should we expect God to help when they use profanity?
It truly is a good question, which is still valid to this day. During any prayer in which the reqest is made to bless the U.S.A., the question returns to my mind.
Yet, there are wider concerns. Why should He send light to those that prefer the darkness? Why should He bless any man who refuses to worship God. Worse yet, those that worship false gods. Why should he entrust life into the the hands of those whose practice is to take it or to those who think so lightly of murder.
Then too, why should he give to those who takes His gifts for granted. They receive a great blessing and they say what a great piece of luck. He receives wealth and he claims he earned it. He buys his food and denies that God makes it.
There are also the businessmen that steal from the poor and justify by saying it’s legal. Then, they grin ear-to-ear and say what a great country we’re in. While they live they have friends by the dozens. Then, when they depart this earth, all the so-called friends say, “Good riddance.”
God hates the legal theft even more so than the the strong-arm theft and showed it when he drove the thieves in the Temple. Their thievery was legal and the thieves were highly respected.
And it is true that we in this America that so many have such empty pride in is led by a bunch who are criminals and they love crime. They permit and even encourage killing of babies. They say it is okay because they are not yet born.
and then they have the nerve to expect the blessings of a righteous God.
I have my expectations too. However, mine are not nearly so great as Joe’s and so many others. In fact it surprises me that God has held back his judgment this long.