Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”

As the Revolutionary War was coming to a close, General Washington wrote a “Circular Letter to the States” to remind them of the importance of the next few years during their “political probation.”  The world would watch as the newly formed nation demonstrated the principles for which they had fought.

As the closing part of this letter, Washington charged the Governors with the following:

“I now make it my earnest prayer, that God would have you and the State over which you preside, in His holy protection, that he would incline the hearts of the Citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to Government, to entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another, for their fellow Citizens of the United States at large, and particularly for their brethren who have served in the Field, and finally, that He would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all, to do Justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that Charity, humility and pacific temper of mind, which were the Characteristics of the Divine Author of our blessed Religion, and without an humble imitation of whose example in these things, we can never hope to be a happy Nation.”

Washington admonished the citizens of this new nation to be like Christ!  If we would fail to do so, we could never hope to be a happy Nation.

PLEASE PRAY THAT CHRISTIANS IN THIS LAND WOULD TRULY BE CHRISTLIKE.  Let us do justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.

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