Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord
Psalm 33:12 “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He hath chosen for His own inheritance.”
Two things are considered……
And the people….
…..both in their relationship to the Lord.
Moses, in his conversation with Israel right before he died…..spoke of the faithfulness and mercy of God to His people….and what their relationship to God should be:
Deuteronomy 4:32-33 “For ask now of the days that are past,……since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is or that been heard like it?
Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out to the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
Or hath God assayed to go and take Him a nation from the midst of another nation,…….by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that He Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?”
Frankly, Moses is saying:
“Think of it! You have heard God. You have seen His mighty works. He has done this because He loves you….remember His faithfulness.”
Deuteronomy 7:7-8 “The Lord did not set His love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
But because the Lord loved you, and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you….”
Deuteronomy 7:12-13 “Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which He sware unto thy fathers:
And He will love thee, and bless thee,…..”
An older preacher once wrote: “All religion is in effect, love.”
That is…..when we truly believe….when we obey His Word…..when we truly worship….when we truly pray….we are loving the Lord.
I started this with: “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people He hath chosen for His inheritance.”
I pray for our nation…..May God bless America….
…..but as the early Christians were subjects of the Roman Caesar;…
…yet had another King, Christ Jesus. So we too, are subjects of our nation’s laws….yet….
We are subjects of the King of kings…..and He rules, not just in outward laws and ordinances….
….but in inward joy and peace.
Let us hold up our nation in prayer for it’s salvation…..from sin and tyranny.
Let us hold up our states,….our communities….and our homes
Faith sees God,….setting the affections of our hearts, and eyes of our understanding upon Him, and His Word.
True repentance is mourning love.
Hungering and thirsting after righteousness is searching love.
We prove our love to God, by obedience to Him.
When we deny ourselves…..we are actually denying our self-love.
Everyday that passes, the Christian should be more and more out of love with sin, and self, and the world…..and more in love with God.
“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord…”.
This is truth.
If we become careless or indifferent…..not caring so much….not so diligent in faith….our love has cooled…..become lukewarm…..and we are in danger of seeing God in terms of the world, rather than walking in the sunlight of His love.
1 John 4:19 “We love Him because He first loved us.”
God set His heart on us…..in Christ Jesus, before the world was created (2 Timothy 1:9)
Love either grows….or is choked off with cares, and worries,….selfishness, and anger.
The first commandment is that we should love the Lord with all our heart and mind, and soul.