Monday, July 5, 2010

Defending Liberty - July 5, 2010

Lamentations 3:33-36 (New International Version)
33 For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to the children of men. 34 To crush underfoot all prisoners in the land, 35 to deny a man his rights before the Most High, 36 to deprive a man of justice— would not the Lord see such things?

Tyranny, oppression, the abolition of human rights, etc., these are not things of God. As we have read in previous posts, He has placed freedom in every heart, and although He does appoint rulers over the people, He expects justice and liberty for all. It is the obligation and right of all people to oppose tyranny and injustice whenever they can. We are to be God's standard bearer as we seek governance that is moral and righteous.

As we close out another Independence Day weekend, remember that without the involvement of the people, our Nation cannot stand forever. Ask yourself what you would do if you woke up one day, and all of your rights had been taken away?

"Resistance to tyranny becomes the Christian and social duty of each individual. ... Continue steadfast and, with a proper sense of your dependence on God, nobly defend those rights which heaven gave, and no man ought to take from us."

John Hancock,1st Signer of the Declaration of Independence --History of the United States of America, Vol. II, p. 229.

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