Investment in Eternity : Securing America's Future
When we reflect on biblical and world history, the rise and fall of great nations and empires captures our attention. How did they become great, and what caused them to fall? The answer lies in how we invest our lives in a relationship with God, our creator, and care for each other the way he does us.
The Bible teaches us that if nations “obey the voice of the LORD your God, being careful to do all his commandments” they will be blessed with great success. However, “if you are not careful to do all the words of this [God's] law,” disasters will come upon the nations, and they will fall (Deuteronomy 28). America was founded on “in God we trust” and has received an abundance of God's blessings throughout our rich history as a nation. We must, however, remember what happens to powerful nations when they turn away from God and lose his favor.
Securing America's future is only possible if we as a nation and its esteemed citizens remain obedient to his commandments and laws. We must continually be investing in eternity to remain faithful to what God wants us to be. He has invested in us by giving us physical life and spiritual life through his Son Jesus. “For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set us free from the law of sin and death” (Romans 8:2). He has planted our feet in the land of the free and blessed us with the goodness of life. Let us now join together as citizens of this great nation to make a personal investment in God's eternal plan for his people—to be in his glorious presence in heaven.