Do you know how to change America for the better? I am talking about a real deep long lasting change. If you knew, would you be willing to do what it takes to make it happen?
I’ll give you a hint. God gave us the answer in Deuteronomy 6. We just have to apply it.
As the saying goes, whoever rocks the cradle rules the world. Indoctrination by our government into humanism starts with a child’s first day of school if they are in a secular school. If you disagree, fine. Tell me what you call a God-free zone.
If you are thinking about the separation of church and state, here’s where that comes from.
The First Amendment of our Constitution says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
Did you catch that? Congress shall make no law prohibiting the free exercise of religion or abridging the freedom of speech.
Somehow we went from that to something quite different. Go figure.
If you want to make a change in America, we need to go back to Deuteronomy 6.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
They were to love God. God’s Word was to be all around them. They were to keep it front and center as we say today. They were to teach it to their children. They were to talk about it throughout the day: “and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.”
They were to write it on the posts of their homes and on their gates. They were to surround themselves by the Word of God. There was no God-free zone. His Word was all around them all day long.
Today’s challenge is to find a way to create a God-filled zone for your family and friends. Think of ways to put God’s Word into their world morning, noon, and night. Train up the children in your life in the way of the Lord.
If you believe in religious tolerance, I challenge you to reflect on this statement.
Religious tolerance never brought anyone to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Now ask yourself, who do you know who needs Jesus? Remember, they are not promised tomorrow. If they die lost, their eternity is sealed.