A Nation’s Treasure
Lord, You have searched me, and known me. You have covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” (Psalm 139:1,13b,14a)
We were known by the Lord before we were born. As the above verse states, we were “fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139 says, “My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in the secret place.” We were given life by the Lord and He watches over us for our good all the days of our life. We are blessed to be under His loving care. We see His watchful care and love for us in our very existence and in His provision for us in all our needs. His greatest show of love for us came through His great sacrifice at the cross.
In all this, He has proven His love for us and has shown us that we are totally dependent on him for all things. Just as little children are totally dependent on their parents, we are to depend totally on the Lord. In fact, the Lord has made it a requirement for entering into the Kingdom of Heaven. We are to come in childlike faith believing in His love for us, and we are to place our faith in Him and His sacrifice on the cross at Calvary.
“Except you be converted (born-again), and become as little children (totally dependent on the Lord just as children depend on parents), you will not enter into the Kingdom of Heaven (unbelief will result in being lost).”
We are blessed by the Lord’s loving care from the time we were being formed in our mother’s womb and through our whole life. But what of the children coming into the world today? Has He not formed them? Are they not the work of His hands? Is He not grieved at the pregnancies that are terminated through abortion? And how about the things our children are now being exposed to in our society. How long will the Lord allow us to terminate a life He created and not protect the innocence of our children that He has entrusted to our care? He has said in His Word that children are a blessing and a reward from the Lord.
“Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is His reward. As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man, so are children of the youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them.” (Psalm 127:3,4,5a)
As a society moves away from the Lord, the ways of the Lord are disregarded and evil creeps in. One of the ways to determine the health of any nation is to look at how that society treats it’s most innocent and vulnerable, the children. Our nation has much to answer for in this regard. We should be protecting our precious children and encouraging them in the ways of the Lord.
“But Jesus called them to Him, saying let the children come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the Kingdom of God.” ( Luke 18:16)
The Lord has expressed His love towards us all throughout His Word. The Bible says “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him should not perish, but have Everlasting Life.” He knew us from before we were born and watches over us for good our whole lives. However, we should know that the blood of the unborn whose lives are taken from them through abortion calls out to him. He said this to Cain regarding the murder of his brother Abel: ” What have you done? Listen! Your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground.”
“Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a disgrace to any people.” (Proverbs 14:34)
Our country needs to seek the Lord’s forgiveness regarding this great sin. The Lord is a merciful God and loves us, but He is also a God of judgment and must judge sin. If we come to Him in repentance; He will hear us, forgive our sin, and bring healing to our land.
“If my people, which are called by my Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from Heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
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