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Some informative reading for today…

On May 28, 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower signed into law the Congressional Act (Joint Resolution 243), which added the words “Under God” to the pledge of allegiance. In a speech given soon after, President Eisenhower said, “In this way we are reaffirming the transcendence of religious faith in America’s heritage and future.”

“God is concerned that His people are being shaken in their faith—that they won’t trust Him in their crisis. Beloved, our worst sin is our unwillingness to believe He will do what He promised. That offends Him more than adultery, fornication, drug and alcohol abuse or any other sin of the flesh.” —David Wilkerson

Scary, indeed: 8 Scary Statements Said By Abortion Activists.

“If today is the day I will be born into heaven—I sure want to make it worth while. If I die today, I want today to be full of the glory of God. I want everything I do today to be worthy of Jesus. If I could die any moment then let every moment count. A healthy view of dying helps us live well. Dying is the only way to live.” —Dick Brogden

We must SPEAK OUT about this: Global slavery is a big money-maker.

Mark Steyn wants to know why President Barak Obama doesn’t use his phone and his pen to help free Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag from her Sudanese prison, where she is awaiting execution for the crime of (gasp!) being a Christian.

Study: Homosexual culture will affect monogamous marriage, not the other way around. This is why we need a counter culture view—a biblical view—of sex.

The Rest In Political Unrest

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Due to it’s placement in Book II of the Psalms, these words were most likely penned during a time of political uncertainty in Israel—

God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. (Psalm 46:1).

These words are recorded after Israel has been torn apart into two kingdoms, with rival kings from the northern and southern kingdoms constantly scheming against each other. It’s a time of assassins, and throne usurpers, and even other kings looking to swoop in.

During times like this it is tempting to turn to political means to achieve some sense of stability or security. But the psalmist urges us to remember that God is our fortress of strength, not politicians. In Him is our safe and stable place.

God’s plan for kings, governments, armies and parliaments will always prevail!

  • Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth. (Psalm 46:10, emphasis added).
  • God makes wars cease (46:9).
  • He subdues nations (47:3).
  • God is the King of all the earth (47:7).
  • He reigns over every nation (47:8).
  • All the kings of the earth belong to God. (47:9).

Be still, my soul, your King is THE King over all of the politicians, princes and nobles. Your God is your refuge and strength, your safety and stability. Put your trust in Him!

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