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Thanks to God on Veterans Day

Nov 11, 2016

Greetings beloved,

I am thankful for America.  As one who has traveled the world and has seen, first hand, the devastation inflicted upon humanity by evil, tyrannical authorities, I am thankful for this country.  I am also grateful to our military…a military that is neither invading (seeking to gain land) nor occupying (seeking to possess land).  We are a country of liberty.  Happy Veterans Day to all military members.  My dad served 33 years and I have for 26.

We pause today and give thanks to God for our country and our soldiers.  We also pray that our leaders would glad-heartedly bend their collectives knees to the King of the universe…and rule as He decrees.  Peter tells us that government is given to protect the good and punish the bad (1 Peter 2:14).  May our country come to defend unborn human beings as tenaciously as we do our borders.  Finally, I would be remiss if I did not give words to our military, indeed, Jesus’ words.

Luke 3:14
Soldiers also asked him, “And we, what shall we do?” And he said to them, “Do not extort money from anyone by threats or by false accusation, and be content with your wages.”

If soldiers were not thankful for the wages they already had, they might seek to extort others or incite conflict that an army might be raised and they get paid.  What a great lesson for us all.  Gratitude is the opposite of every sin.  Lust (sin) always wants what it does not have.  Unless your treasure is in heaven, you will be grasping for mist your entire life here.  Be thankful.  Thank God.  Thank God first and foremost for grace.  Thank God for sending His Son to cease the war between God and humanity.  None of us can end the worship war between God and man…save the God-man, Jesus Christ.

Psalm 33:16

The king is not saved by his great army; a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.

If you treasure God, you will be content here.  May God grant us all a thankful heart.

 

10,000 Blessings in The Prince of Peace,

Jim