Joshua 6:20 “So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets:  and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.”

At daybreak on December 26th, 1776, General Washington led the Continental Army on a bold surprise attack of Trenton, New Jersey to “rouse the spirits of the people.”  After a Christmas night crossing of the icy Delaware River, the Revolutionary Army successful attacked the British stronghold with almost no losses.  It was described by Yale President Ezra Stiles as a “heaven inspired” move to break the trend of defeats.  The strategic impact of this battle was massive.  The ability of the young nation to continue to strive for independence was “sealed and confirmed by God Almighty in the victory of General Washington at Trenton.” (Stiles)

This and other victories not only magnify the power of God and His hand on this nation, but it also brings with it a substantial responsibility.  The deliverance, salvation, peace, and glory that come with our sovereignty cause us to be “under peculiar obligations to become a holy people unto the Lord our God.” (Stiles)

PLEASE PRAY FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO LIVE UP TO OUR GOD-GIVEN RESPONSIBILITIES.  Living for God is the least we should do to make good on our peculiar obligations.

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