AMERICA: Will She Depend on God or Government?

Do you know what God said to the nation of Israel about borrowing?

For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee.
Deuteronomy 15:6

If the advice is good enough for God’s chosen, it should be good enough for us.

Who are we depending on as a nation? Since we borrow from other countries, we must be depending on them.

And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: (As it is written, He hath dispersed abroad; he hath given to the poor: his righteousness remaineth for ever. Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness;) Being enriched in every thing to all bountifulness, which causeth through us thanksgiving to God.
2 Corinthians 9:8-11

Our sufficiency is of God, not other nations.

Our government is bent on creating more programs. Our nation is bent on having entitlements. Regardless of what we are talking about, when the government takes in a dollar, pays a bunch of folks to manage it, buys a bunch of resources to track and disperse it, it is not a dollar or a dollar’s worth when they are done with it. In effect, they have spent it or a part of it.

National defense is important and planned in our Constitution. We have most other entitlement programs because people want to put their trust in their government for something. Should people really be depending on the government to provide for them?

If then God so clothe the grass, which is to day in the field, and to morrow is cast into the oven; how much more will he clothe you, O ye of little faith?
Luke 12:28

Ultimately, our sufficiency is of God, not the government.

Lately, I have noticed that fear seems to be the big motivator put out by the government. We must hurry because . . . and it’s an emergency! HURRY! HURRY!

It reminds me of Chicken Little screaming, “The sky is falling!”

Whenever anyone tries to scare you into something, I want you to remember this.

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7

The spirit of fear does not come from God. Where do you think it comes from? Enough said.

Again, our sufficiency is of God, not of our government. We need to start operating that way. We need to stop counting on our government to solve it all.

LIFE APPLICATION

God will give you what you need. God is “able to make all grace abound toward you.”
Remember Peter?

He was walking on water until he took his eyes off Jesus.

Where are your eyes today? Are you looking at the government in fear? Are you counting on it to provide for you? Are you trusting in God?

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