Today marks the National Day of Prayer. It is a day to pray for God’s will to be done here in our nation. He is God who gives and takes away (Job 1:21.) He is a God who puts leaders in place and removes them (Daniel 2:21.) He is a jealous God (Deut. 4:24.) He wants His glory to matter more than anything… even our ideal America.
So often America is spoken of as though it is in some mystical spiritual bubble, one step away from Heaven. On days like today patriotic songs are sung right along with Jesus music in churches. Though most of our patriotic songs talk about God, the morphed concept of “God&Country” is not a thing. America has had some wonderful, godly founders and leaders in its history. We are still receiving the benefits of that history today; but it is a misstep to glorify history and not the God who made it all possible.