Philippians 4:19 “But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
President Washington’s first inaugural speech was as much of a sermon as it was a political address. Our first president acknowledged God, trusted God, and implored God. To Washington, omitting any of these would be peculiarly improper. During his inauguration speech, Washington said the following:
“Such being the impressions under which I have, in obedience to the public summons, repaired to the present station; it would be peculiarly improper to omit in this first official Act, my fervent supplications to that Almighty Being who rules over the Universe, who presides in the Councils of Nations, and whose providential aids can supply every human defect, that his benediction may consecrate to the liberties and happiness of the People of the United States, a Government instituted by themselves for these essential purposes: and may enable every instrument employed in its administration to execute with success, the functions allotted to his charge.”
President Washington found it proper to turn to God at the outset of his presidency, and to do so publicly. After all, his faith was fundamental to his character. Additionally, Washington knew that they new government urgently needed God.
There were plenty of concerns about the new United States. Yet, Washington didn’t want those assembled to linger on their human defects. Instead, he wanted them to turn to the source of endless supply. This supply could allow every instrument employed by the new government to execute with success.
We have a God who enables and supplies. We have plenty of shortcomings, but He has none. We run out of our own supply, but He does not. PLEASE PRAY THAT AMERICA WOULD MEET ITS NEEDS BY TURNING TO GOD’S SUPPLY. Failing to do so would not only be unwise, it would be peculiarly improper.