For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons; Deuteronomy¬†4:7-9

Why has America been so blessed by God? It is because she was founded on the principles established in God’s Word. It has rightly been said, “America is great because America is good. If she ever ceases to be good, then she will cease to be great.” Our country was started with the realization that God’s way is best. Though some may want to rewrite our history to remove any mention of God and the Bible, it is impossible because the sheer weight of the evidence left by our Founding Fathers.

John Quincy Adams said in reference to the founding of our country, “In the chain of human events, the birthday of the nation is indissolubly linked with the birthday of the Savior. The Declaration of Independence laid the cornerstone of human government upon the first precepts of Christianity.”[1]

As the children of Israel were about to enter the Promised Land, Moses reminded them of the responsibility they had to serve the Lord. He asked them what other nation had the blessings of having the LORD as their God or having their government based on His Word. They were responsible to live up to the revelation they had been given. Moses warned them to take heed and teach their children lest they live without remembering what God had done. He told them of the blessings they would receive if they obeyed God and the curses God promised if they did not.

We, too, have been blessed with a country based on God’s Word, but if we look at the general direction our country has been headed for the past six or seven decades, we can see the decline in morality and where that has led us. We have failed to instruct our children in the things of God and have in fact, removed Bible reading and prayer from schools. Pray for our country and that our leaders would make decisions that lead us back to God. Only then can America become great again.

[1] John Quincy Adams, An Oration Delivered Before the Inhabitants of the Town of Newburyport at Their Request on the Sixty-First Anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1837 (Newburyport: Charles Whipple, 1837), pp. 5-6.