Some trust in chariots and some in horses,
but we trust in the name of the Lord our God. Psalm 20:7
It’s quite easy when you are the world’s “superpower” to think that it was your might, strength, brilliance, and superior diplomacy that got you where you now are.
Hardly. (One could easily rethink that opinion after seeing some of the short-sighted legislation coming out Washington these days)
But, throughout my entire lifetime, the United States has been on top economically, militarily, and in basic freedoms. But for too long, we have relied on our military might to speak for us.
As China and Russia begin their arms buildup, that military “superiority” is starting to be threatened. As a nation we will no longer be able to rely on that strength to speak on our behalf.
The truth is, though, it was foolish of us to rely on that in the first place. As a semi God-fearing nation, we have enjoyed prosperity and strength as the Lord has given. I personally think it has to do with the U.S. relationship with Israel.
As our fear of God has waned, our faith in our weapons systems has grown. The greatest armies of the world have fallen, not because they weren’t strong, but because they trusted in their own power and strength, and not at all in God. They were proud and arrogant, and believed they were invincible.
Wherever you are, pray for your nation’s leaders. Pray that God would open their eyes to see truth when it’s obvious, and to do the right thing for the good of the people and not just to garner votes at the expense of the people.