Philippians 2:8-9 “And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name.”
On September 3rd, 1783, representatives from the United States of America and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, officially bringing the Revolutionary War to a close. The terms of the agreement were very favorable to the new American nation (negotiations nearly prompted the British to even give us what is now eastern Canada). The document signed by British representative David Hartley and American representatives John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, and John Jay began with the simple but important phrase:
“In the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity.”
It is very sensible to begin this important treaty with His name. He is the source of all authority and credibility. He is rightly exalted and glorified. He rules nations and governs relationships. He has a name that is above every name.
The hopeful nation would never have succeeded in its bid for independence had the colonists not fully relied upon Him and His name. The fledgling nation would never have started on favorable terms had they not fully relied upon Him and His name. The maturing nation would never have grown and thrived had they not fully relied upon Him and His name. Similarly, our present-day nation will not succeed if we fail to fully rely upon Him and His name. PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICAN CHRISTIANS WOULD FULLY RELY UPON HIM, LEADING OUR NATION TO DO THE SAME. We successfully began “in the name of the most holy and undivided Trinity.” We will only successfully continue in the same.