Luke 12:48 “But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.”
General Washington maintained his reliance on the Lord’s intervention and eyewitness of God’s power throughout the Revolutionary War. In 1781, he wrote:
“We have, as you very justly observe, abundant reason to thank Providence for its many favorable interpositions in our behalf. It has at times been my only dependence, for all other resources seemed to have failed us.”
Based on this testimony, President Washington wrote the following in 1789:
“The man must be bad indeed who can look upon the events of the American Revolution without feeling the warmest gratitude towards the great Author of the Universe whose divine interposition was so frequently manifested in our behalf. And it is my earnest prayer that we may so conduct ourselves as to merit a continuance of those blessings with which we have hitherto been favored.”
Washington recognized the important truth that America owed much to God. We had been given much, and much was required from us. Yet, this attitude of appreciation and devotion has escaped us, along with the duty that should be derived from our blessings. We never deserved God’s rich blessings, but our current conduct no longer merits even a brief favorable glance from the Lord.
PLEASE PRAY THAT WE WOULD RECOGNIZE THAT MUCH IS REQUIRED OF US BECAUSE MUCH HAS BEEN GIVEN. We have been hitherto favored, and must conduct ourselves in a way as would merit a continuance of God’s blessings.
Thought provoking 1997 quote from Justice Scalia (true about the Constitution and the Bible):
“The American people have been converted to belief in The Living Constitution, a ‘morphing’ document that means, from age to age, what it ought to mean. And with that conversion has inevitably come the new phenomenon of electing and confirming federal judges, at all levels, on the basis of their views concerning a whole series of proposals for constitutional evolution. If the courts are free to write the Constitution anew, they will … write it the way the majority wants; the appointment and confirmation process will see to that. This, of course, is the end of the Bill of Rights, whose meaning will be committed to the very body it was meant to protect against: the majority. By trying to make the Constitution do everything that needs to be done from age to age, we shall have caused it to do nothing at all.”