Strength of a Nation

They [Babylonians] are a feared and dreaded people; they are a law to themselves and promote their own honor. Their horses are swifter than leopards, fiercer than wolves at dusk. Their cavalry gallops headlong; their horsemen come from afar. They fly like a vulture swooping to devour; they all come bent on violence. Their hordes advance like a desert wind and gather prisoners like sand. They deride kings and scoff at rulers. They laugh at all fortified cities; they build earthen ramps and capture them. Then they sweep past like the wind and go on—guilty men, whose own strength is their god." Habakkuk 1:6-11

Many will look at the character trait list above and see America, Russia, Iran, China, or a handful of other powerful nations. Those nations have one thing in common, they THINK they are all powerful. They think they could never be defeated in battle. Their arrogance is their weakness but they don't know it.

I write this in perhaps the most powerful (militarily and economically) country in the world. But I’m not foolish enough to believe that we will always be this way. Nations come; nations go. It really is that simple. Often the destruction of a nation comes from within (without any other nation firing a single shot).

Arrogance will bring down a nation fast. Wherever you are, pray for your nation. Pray for the leadership. Pray that they will humble themselves before Almighty God has to intervene and humiliate them.

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